Friday, June 10, 2016

TRASHING LINCOLN THEN AND NOW



QUESTION: Why was Lincoln trashed by people North and South at the time?

ANSWER: For drastically different reasons than he is trashed now. 




Lincoln will "burn us to death slowly"  by stopping the spread of slavery.





Lincoln will "exterminate the white race"  by stopping the spread of slavery.  Lincoln (the North) wants us to "sting ourselves to death".  Our white race will  be "exterminated"  by men like Lincoln.

The crowds cheered.  The violence was already started, 1856 on.

Lincoln will burn us to death.

Lincoln will exterminate the white race.



Daily, and to his face, in newspapers, in speeches all around the NORTH and South, Lincoln was called radical --  he was nothing but "Niggerism"  said Salem Illinois newspaper.  A traitor to the country.  A man who will destroy the white race by his obsession with equality.

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When newspapers and political enemies accused Lincoln of "Niggerism"  and "obsession for equality for Niggers"  they had the "proof".

They had Lincoln quotes and actions. His quotes about the lowest slave is equal to any white man.  His quotes about slavery must die or the Union will die.  His quotes about we can not exist half slave and half free.

And they had his actions -- in the Mexican War, in Congress in 1847, and his attempts to end or prevent slavery in the land stolen (yes stolen) from Mexico.  They told of his actions to end slavery in District of Columbia.    

These quotes and actions proved Lincoln was "a Negro Worshipper"  and he "wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers" 


So when Lincoln spoke -- which was several times a day to crowds for years -- he had to answer.  Do you want our daughters to sleep with "Niggers" ?   Will you destroy the white race? 
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NOT A MERE MENTION 
Did you know Douglas  yelled into Lincoln's face, ran side to side of the debate stage screaming to the crowd that "Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers"?
So when LIncoln got up to speak -- he had to explain to the white males in the audience.  They were there to learn -- did you want our daughters to sleep with "Niggers"?   Are you going to have our wives "be with Niggers".?

Go read the full Lincoln Douglas debates.  Not just a few sentences.  And read it knowing, this time, what the hell was going on, what Lincoln was accused of.
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Not only would your daughters "sleep with Niggers" .   That was just the start of Douglas rants. A white girl marrying a black man was of course illegal.  Lincoln could have been attacked at any time by whites in the audience  -- as others were attacked, beaten, or killed.  See below on Douglas role in getting a US Senator beaten almost to death.

RUNS FROM ONE SIDE OF THE STAGE
TO THE OTHER>

Your wife will "BE"  with Niggers. Douglas actually ran back and forth on the stage screaming this. 

You will have "Niggers" on juries. "Niggers" at your schools.  "Niggers will vote."

Do you want that Douglas screamed?

Do you know what the crowd yelled back?    NO!    "Down with Niggers"

Then Douglas won that Senate race -- easily. 

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Douglas did the smart thing politically, and won because of it. Lincoln tried to explain, over and over, he was against slavery, very much against it. and very much against the spread of slavery that was going to cover the entire US (yes, really)   We must stop slavery as we must stop a cancer.   Slavery was now set to spread to the entire US  (As Southern leaders boasted of -- yes they did) or slavery will die.  
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LINCOLN  LUCKY
NOT TO GET 


A BULLET IN THE BRAIN
SOONER.

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Yes, Lincoln had to sometimes parse words -- so he did.  He would have gotten that bullett to the brain sooner if he had not parsed words.  He would have lost every election, instead of just most elections, and he would not have won the Civil War unless he spoke very carefully.

So he spoke carefully -- and all the while kicking slavery in the ass. 
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KICKING SLAVERY 
IN THE ASS
TILL IT DIED

Lincoln's enemies accused him of wanting to end slavery even in the South.  He had no power to end slavery in the South, and no "warrant"  as he called it, no public support to end slavery in the South. 

 Most people in the North were afraid black men would take the white women if they were freed, a fact not taught today, but very real then.

Other than a few "extremist" like John Brown, no whites dared fight the South to end slavery.  John Brown was hung very quickly after he was caught using violence to end slavery.  

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Reluctant to end slavery?

Really? 


We do not teach Lincoln as being "radical" to end slavery.   We teach quite the opposite.   Entire books are written claiming Lincoln was "reluctant"  to end slavery, or that he was fine with slavery.     Lincoln was "nothing special about race"   said supposed historians.

Yet the only way you can say or write something that stupid (yes, stupid)  is to not know Lincoln's full actions and full words.

Yes, yes, Lincoln (very wisely) spoke carefully about slavery.  But as he spoke wisely, Lincoln was kicking the living shit out of slavery.      And he kept kicking the living shit out of slavery until it not only died, but the "God of Slavery"  was dead. 

Furthermore, Lincoln  DID have words to match that action, for those who just must play the game of quotes.  Get all the quotes. 


LINCOLN RADICAL TO STOP SLAVERY
AND HATED FOR IT
EARLY ON?


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It's an oddity of the last 50 years or so that we don't teach in any US text book  that Lincoln was trashed (hated, castigated, spurned, scorned, shot at, and eventually killed) because he was so "radical"  for equality. 


Radical in words.

Radical in actions. 

Yes, yes, yes -- Lincoln (at times) wisely parsed words.  He even said several times he had to speak carefully in order to kill the "snake"  of slavery.

If you cared to, you could (as some did then) make Lincoln seem like the most radical and violent abolitionist of his time. 

He also said slave owners deserve to be kicked to death.  He shouted, long before the War started, that he would not ALLOW the South to destroy the Union by the spread of slavery.

In more careful speeches, Lincoln said repeatedly that the Union would die (end) or slavery would die (end).  One or the other --death of the Union (and with it, the Declaration of Independence and government of the people for the people )   or the death of slavery.

These were not slogans -- Lincoln spent hundreds of hours explaining, in detail, exactly how slavery was killing the Declaration of Independance and how slavery was spreading like a cancer that would kill itself or kill the Union.

Lincoln correctly at great length proved exactly that.   You need to know context, like what Southern leaders were boasting of (they boasted of killing to spread slavery)  to know what actually happened.    Remember this -- Southern leaders were boasting of killing to spread slavery from 1856, almost up to the day Lincoln was killed.
Since we simply do not teach Southern leaders war ultimatums, speeches boasting of killing to spread slavery, and bragging they would even enslave blacks in the North.  Why not teach their own war ultimatums?  Why not teach what Southern leaders boasted of -   until they lost?
Sadly most history teachers stupidly focus on a few Lincoln quotes, ignore his full quotes and words,  to the point most people think a few dozen words by Lincoln are all that matter.

Even though Lincoln's words were very clear -- slavery was a cancer.  It had to die or not just the Union would die, but the very idea of a government for the people by the people would perish.

He was exactly right.  See below. 
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CONTEXT -- DOES IT MATTER? 

Southern leaders were boastingnstead we have far less attention given to Lincoln's actions to kill slavery -- while focusing to an astonishing extent on about 12 quotes and one letter.   As if the two million other words Lincoln uttered or wrote were of little or even no significance. 

Perhaps worse, we don't teach Lincoln's amazing actions to destroy slavery. Yes, Lincoln did say the 12 quotes attributed to him, and write that one letter.  Lincoln did so -- and said he did so -- strategically.   Wisely so, too.

Lincoln's stragetic use of words kept him from getting shot a lot sooner - as others were killed during Lincoln's time even in the North for speaking too bluntly about "Nigger equality".

Furthermore Lincoln  -- radical as hell overall in his words -- was kicking slavery in the ass 1847 on.  His enemies were not mistaken on this.   They claimed Lincoln really wanted to end slavery everywhere, which he did.  But Lincoln was above all pragmatic.  

There was no earthly way to end slavery other than with wide public sentiment to do so.  Lincoln was well aware of that, and lost elections for being "too radical for Nigger equality"  no matter how he parsed words. 

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TO HIS FACE --  and the crowds believed it.

Did you know Stephen A Douglas repeatedly screamed (yes screamed) in Lincoln's fact that Lincoln would have white girls sleeping with "Niggers"  and would have them marry "Niggers"?

No - of course you don't know.   No one told you. 
Douglas wisely picked this hate mongering to get power. It worked. He won the election. Most of the public in Illinois -- according to newspapers of the time -- believed Lincoln wanted white women to sleep with "Niggers.
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UNELECTABLE IN ONE ON ONE RACE.

Lincoln was nearly "unelectable" in Illinois -- and never did win a one on one election in his life -- after he  stood up to President Polk for causing the Mexican War to spread slavery (yes, Polk and slave power started the Mexican War, and did it to spread slavery-- Lincoln called them on it. )

 Douglas defeated Lincoln by showing the public Lincoln was radical for "Niggers"   and would destroy the white race.  Not only would your daughters marry "Niggers"  Douglas said, but your wife will walk down the street with  "them".

Your children will have to go to school with "them".   And blacks will be on juries and vote, if Lincoln (or others like him) got their way.  

On top of Lincoln being guilty of NIGGERISM.

For good measure, Lincoln's opponents in Illinois did not stop at Lincoln's  radical obsession (that's what they called it) for equality for Niggers....  added to that, Lincoln was a "traitor"  to the US for his long fight against slavery.  Lincoln started the fight against slavery from 1847 on -- bet you did not know that.

No one told you.   If you have been alive in 1850's -- dozens of newspapers would have told you how radical Lincoln was, how guilty of "Niggerism"  and how Lincoln would destroy the white race.   Southern newspapers were even worse - but Northern papers were bad enough. 




SOUTHERN LEADERS KNEW IT TOO

It was not just Lincoln that accused -- rightly  -- Polk of doubling the size of land for slavery (which Mexican War did). Southern leader and slave owner Henry Clay also rightly accused Polk of the same thing.   Lincoln just had the balls to stand up in Congress, and in that clever way he had, hurled  the truth at Polk not only in  away Polk couldn not refute, but Polk could hardly take offense.

But take offense the North did.  Lincoln was unelectable in any one on one race after that stand.  It was "treason" said newspaper then and for the reason of Lincoln's life, to be against a war.  


TRASHING LINCOLN.

Lincoln reaction to THREE WARS TO SPREAD SLAVERY.

Stupidly,  we do not teach the Mexican War in those terms (as done to expand slavery), but that is exactly (not kind of) what the Mexican War was about, it was one of three major wars started to for one real purpose -- to spread slavery.  

So whitewashed  is this basic fact (that wars were fought by the South to spread slavery -- and they boasted of it then)  that at most  you might read some watered down nonsense as "Some worried that the Mexican War might lead to the spread of slavery in those lands".   

WTF water it down?   Remember, Southern leaders ADMITTED, and were proud of their killing (yes killing, yes proud of it) to spread slavery.

 You can not understand Lincoln if you do not know about the three wars to spread slavery that Lincoln personally had to deal with -- the first, the Mexican-American War.  Lincoln was hated by many for stating the truth about it, and trashed later as a traitor by the same Northern folks that called him guilty of "Niggerism"  and Southern folks who said Lincoln was trying to make the South "sting itself to death"  by stopping the spread of slavery 




Even Southern leaders  -- pro slavery leaders -- knew that Mexican War was about spread of slavery, and admitted it fully.  Lincoln nearly ended  his political career right then - and his "treason" against the United States was not forgotten.  No, it wasn't treason, he spoke the truth, as did others, including Southern leader and slaver owner Henry Clay.  The Mexican war was slave power that wanted and orchestrated this part of ongoing violence to spread salvery. 


Lincoln was just honest enough to call out the President on it.

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I can't help you didn't know that, nor were taught that. It was an open secret -- and Lincoln called them on it.

Nine out of ten folks today who suppose they know all about Lincoln don't seem to have a clue what Lincoln had to do with the Mexican War, why he was hated for it by many then, and later.  

That is always how slavery spread - - by violence. But that is not how we teach our history, at all. Lincoln knew, and Lincoln gave long speeches, great history lessons to this day, about how slavery spread.

  In fact Lincoln was alive for three wars started by the South to spread slavery.  See if you know which wars those were? It would be interesting to know if any US high school history teacher ever asked on a test this question.   Which three wars during Lincoln's adult life were started by slave power to spread  slavery?



The answer to that question is this.

Mexican War.  Kansas Wars.  United States Civil War.

If you disagree that the Civil War was an effort by slave power to spread slavery it's only because you don't know what Lincoln knew, and what Southern leaders knew.

Southern War Ultimatums.

Southern killing sprees.

Southern leaders boasting of killing to spread slavery

Southern leaders  official promise to invade the North and spread slavery there.   Sound crazy?  It would sound crazy, if you did not know what the South bragged about until they lost.  ___________________________________________________ 

Lincoln was also called "radical for the Niggers"   because in 1847 Lincoln tried 40 times -- 40 times! -- to get slavery outlawed in the land just stolen in the Mexican War.   No one told you that, did they?

But people then were well aware of it. I can't help it if you didn't know, nor if your text books didn't tell you.

But there is more "radical" Lincoln actions
 early on:

Lincoln did not stop, he did not even slow down.  After Lincoln challenged Polk about causing a war to spread slavery -- he then tried in Congress to outlaw slavery in District of Columbia.  He even offered payment to slave owners, and an adjustment period.   He was hated for that too.

Even most high school history teachers seem to know how radical Lincoln was  in his actions EARLY ON.

And it cost Lincoln plenty.   From then on, Lincoln's enemies called him "Black Republican"  "Negro Worshipper"  or even that Lincoln would  "burn us slowly to death" .

And Lincoln never won a one -on-one election in Illinois because of it.  He lost several elections,  and only won the Presidential election in 1860 because three essentially pro slavery candidates ran against him.   Lincoln did not even get 40% of the vote, but he won the most votes and won the electoral college.

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SPECIAL KIND OF STUPID

It takes a special kind of stupid to claim Lincoln "used the slave issue for public support".  Lincoln was unelectable in Illinois in head to head election precisely BECAUSE of his push for equality.

Yet folks -- even some "history teachers"  will claim Lincoln only used slavery for political points.  Jesus, nothing could be further from the truth.  Lincoln had to downplay public statements and all but apologize for his "radical" actions to end slavery in the 1840's.

Lincoln was going to "burn us to death slowly"  because he was simply against the spread of slavery.   Remember that, just because Lincoln was against the SPREAD of slavery - he was going to "burn us to death slowly". 

Unless you know what the public sentiment was, you can't possibly grasp how radical Lincoln was, and how lucky he was not to get shot sooner. 

In fact Lincoln was  hated for being "obsessed with equality for Niggers".  And that eventually earned him a bullet to the brain anyway. 


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LINCOLN'S TREASON
LINCOLN'S NIGGERISM 




To Lincoln's  face Stephen A Douglas yelled  -- yes yelled, and even ran from side to side of the stage yelling it, according to overlapping local newspapers -- that Lincoln was radical for Nigger equality.

Douglas never would call Lincoln a "traitor" to his face, but he would hurl everything at him, including "traitor"  and "your wife will walk down the streets with Niggers"  and "Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers"  to his face.

Douglas thought (correctly) it was important to pump up fear of blacks and fear of just stopping the SPREAD of slavery.   Yes it was deadly to the white race to just stop the SPREAD of slavery.

Douglas used this ranting over and over -- both in debates and in h is own speeches apart from Lincoln.

So can anyone explain to me why the hell "scholars" now either do not mention this at all,  or do not see it as important whatsoever.   Yet painting Lincoln -- and anyone -- as a threat to destroy the white race was the fundamental argument, approach, and even believe of millions of people at the time.

Southern leaders made that clear as well. 

For historians to simply omit that, or at best hardly mention it,  is bizarre, stupid, and dishonest.   It's not a footnote issue, it's the central issue,  yet at best many historians treat this as footnote stuff, and then often forget to  put in the footnotes.  

 Remember, Douglas himself and others used this hate and fear loudly and proudly  -- and so did the South, even more so.

According to newspapers in Illinois Lincoln was guilty of treason and "Niggerism."   Lincoln's friend (Frederick Douglass) should be hung just for speaking against slavery.

Lincoln had to speak in Quincy -- where the newspapers said Frederick Douglas should be hung for SPEAKING against slavery.

Lincoln was a "black Republican.  A "Negro Worshipper".  They wanted Douglass hung, and accused Lincoln of being a traitor.



When Lincoln got up to speak in Quincy, he was keenly aware many people there hated him, hated blacks, and that he had to speak very very carefully.

So he did.  Lincoln lost that election anyway.  People in Illinois -- according to newspapers at the time -- said the people believed Lincoln wanted white women to sleep with "Niggers".


Try to grasp that.  According to newspapers at the time, people believed Douglas. Lincoln was "obsessed with equality for the Niggers".  You can say those newspapers didn't know what they were talking about if you want. Stupid people are like that. 

Remember -- that's in ILLINOIS.  

Lincoln did parse words at time -- but his words were radical as hell, when you get all his words. Lincoln said he was killing slavery carefully.

No one told you that, did they?

Lincoln said slave owners should be kicked to death.

No one told you that either. 

See -- its a BFD to get all the facts. Otherwise liars, fools, and stupid shits can make you believe anything, anything at all. 

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WE HAVE BEEN TOLD BY "EXPERTS" 



Lincoln was "reluctant" to end slavery.

Lincoln "was racist as anyone".

Lincoln wanted to send blacks back to Africa.

Lincoln had to be forced into ending slavery.  


Indeed you can find quotes that seem to prove all those things -- until you learn Lincoln's full words, and what he did.  There is a REASON the liars and fools who distort Lincoln don't tell  you the full story -- if they did, they couldn't say Lincoln was "reluctant, slow, pro slavery"  or whatever else they come up with.

LINCOLN MADE
A LOT OF WRITERS RICH


Even "historians"  have built careers trashing Lincoln in one way or another. For about the last 40 years, it has been politically incorrect to praise Lincoln, because of 8-12 quotes and one letter everyone seems to know.  The letter to Greeley.   

The Greeley letter is mentioned over 500,000 times a year, it seems on twitter. Over 200 million times a year, it seems, on Google.

How many times have you been told Lincoln explained the Greeley letter as a strategic was to end slavery?   Lincoln said slavery was a snake, and to kill that snake, once it was embedded, you had to be very careful.

Lincoln was talking about his words -- explaining why he spoke so carefully.   He spoke a different way in person, far more blunt in letters to friends.  He spoke of killing slavery and how slavery would have to end violently.  He spoke candidly in letters about killing sprees by Southern leaders in Kansas and how relentless slave power was -- always by violence -- to spread slavery.

He was much more guarded in public, and wisely so. He was trying to reach, if possible, common ground -- to end slavery by public sentiment, to end it by legislation and even by paying slave owners for their "losses"  as he did in Kentucky, and tried to do in District of Columbia. 

Many people only think of Lincoln  in terms of those 8- 12 quotes and the "Greeley"  they can tell you parts of it by heart.  But for the life of them, they could  not tell you context nor how radical Lincoln was.

  They could not tell you what he DID.

KILLING SLAVERY
USING WORDS


Lincoln's "million man" letter.

The historians tell you what Lincoln wrote to Greeley. Surely that is enough, Lincoln was very clear. If he could keep the Union together and keep slavery, he would. 

Sounds like all he cared about what Union.  Uh -- that's what he wanted Kentucky Maryland Tennessee and Missouri to think.




Lincoln's letter saved the war.  It kept Kentucky out of the Confederacy.  There were four border states - Kentucky the most important - that were all but in the CSA already.  In fact, Kentucky legislature had already taken one vote to join the CSA.

The "swing" of those four states into the Confederacy would equal roughly one million men.  That is 500,000 men fighting FOR the Confederacy that might otherwise be fighting for the Union, or at least being neutral.  

How many letters do you know that -- within days --  changed so much during a war?

The number of men  does not even mention the massive land and logistical importance of those state's geography.

The South -- and where slavery was already spreading -- was almost twice as large as the non-slave eastern states.   If Kentucky and the other boarder states go into the Confederacy, the land mass of slavery states vs eastern free state is a stunning  closer to 3-1.  Worse, Washington DC would be surrounded by slave states.

Either keep Kentucky especially in the Union  or the war is over.





Maybe the most important letter in US history.

If Lincoln had not written it, slavery spreads, and government where "all men are created equal"  is over. 


Damn  right  Lincoln wrote the letter, and saved the war because of it. 

Most people have no clue Lincoln was kicking slavery in the ass as he wrote the letter.   The country was at war.   There were soldiers in the fields, killing each other.  And the Union was about to fall apart, militarily.   If those states join the Confederacy, it's over.

Would it be better to find a million men and somehow, if possible, take Kentucky by force?

Would it be possible to find a million men to make up the difference?

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THE PEN IS MIGHTIER 
THAN THE SWORD.

Or is it better to write a very strategic letter?    Even stupid people know writing a careful letter is better than needless deaths.   But that's now how 99% of folks see the Greely letter.  But that's what Greeley's letter was about.

Lincoln wrote the letter knowing full well it would be in almost every newspaper North and South within Days.  No other way on earth could Lincoln get this very careful letter to all the people that mattered in the border states, in the confederacy and in the North.

One letter. ONE LETTER.  Probably the most important letter in US history, stupidly used by fools to trash Lincoln. Lincoln wisely wrote that letter.   He knew exactly what his target was, and he hit a bullseye. 

And it worked.  The border states either were in the Union after that, or much less for the Confederacy.  Have you ever written a letter than helped end slavery?

Lincoln did. 

But Lincoln knew this very well.  It was worth a million men, maybe more, to write that letter.   The war is over, slavery spreads as the South promised (see below) and the great experiment of the Declaration of Independence is over.  There is no more country anywhere on earth founded on "all men are created equal".


Not just the USA falls apart -- by law in the USA, per Dred Scott,  all men are not equal.  Blacks are "inferior beings"  and have no rights.  In fact, Dred Scott decision ordered the federal government to protect slave owner's property.   If Lincoln did not write that letter, world history changes.

So he wrote the letter. 

What they do NOT tell you is how careful Lincoln was  -- with every word. He had said much the same thing before -- and explained in different terms that slavery had to die (end) or the Union had to end.  

Only one would survive (he was right, see below).

Lincoln actually  wrote it to the state of Kentucky,  and used Greeley to get the letter out to the border states -- it worked.  Kentucky, and other boarder states, were almost certain to go into the Confederacy - because of what General Fremont did recently in Missouri and Kentucky.   Fremont captured and freed slaves without authorization.

Congress had made it clear -- Lincoln had made it clear - that to free slaves first they needed the "warrant,"  the legal authority to do so.  Dred Scott decision, still the law of the land, specifically ordered the federal government to protect slavery (bet you did not know that!).

And in the state Fremont freed those 20 or so slaves, by force, slavery was legal. Lincoln knew, and said, that slavery had to end, but it had to end legally.   

Lincoln knew well -- and said repeatedly - that ONLY keeping the Union together could end slavery.   So when he wrote "IF I could keep the Union together without freeing slaves, I would do that"  he was giving the pro-Union politicians in those states what they needed.  They kept those states out of the Confederacy.

If Kentucky had gone into the Confederacy, Lincoln said, all was lost. So yes, Lincoln wrote that letter to keep Kentucky (and the other boarder states) out of the Confederacy.

And it worked.


Lincoln barely had enough men as it was. 

Yes, Lincoln spoke about killing slavery.  His most powerful weapon, however, was not the US Army.

His most powerful weapon was his words.  

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REPEATING FALSE NARRATIVES 

2+ 2 = 5

Everyone in academia -- even in South -- would agree to the idea facts matter.  To reach a valid narrative you really do need  to know all the basic facts. 

Without the basic facts, you can make any false narrative you can dream up.  To borrow from from Bertrand Russell,  narratives based on incomplete facts or false assumptions is much like insisting "2 + 2 = 5; therefore I am the pope".

In other words, you would not only be wrong to posit a rational narrative if you don't have all the facts, you could make up any narrative that you wanted.     


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So why is there such a paucity in our text books of basic information about the US Civil War?  Southern leaders issued War Ultimatums.  Jeff Davis boasted of it officially.  He would invade the North and make all blacks there slaves, and all their "issue" (children, and the children of their children)  in perpetuity.

Invade.  North.  
Enslave all blacks there.

Davis official declaration -- which he published in papers at the time -- ended with him being very clear -- he issued this declaration promising to enslave in the NORTH 

 "so there would be no misunderstanding in the future".





Now you know why LIncoln was right - per Southern leaders actions, words, Kansas Act and Dred Scott decision  -- slavery would be over all of the US, or slavery would end.  Slavery had to go, or the Union had to go.  They could no longer co-exist. 

Lincoln's House Divided Speech -- supposedly the 2nd most important speech in US history - is 100% about that.  Not a word about anything else.   So we know the House Divided Speech.

We just ignore what it said -- slavery had to die, or the Union had to die.    Lincoln was hated even more in the South for this speech!   The South used the speech to "prove" Lincoln wanted to end slavery in the South by force.   Even LIncoln's friends asked him to walk this amazing speech back.

He refused. In fact, Lincoln said the same thing, in different ways, hundreds of other times. We will be all one thing, or another. All slave, or all free.

Davis boasting of invading the North and enslaving blacks there might be a surprise to you -- but it was no surprise to Lincoln or anyone else alive at the time.

WHY NO ONE WAS SURPRISED

 Davis didn't just mention it. Davis issued official declaration -- to the people of the free states -- boasting about it. So that in the future, there would be no misunderstanding?

Even more amazing, this surprised no one.  It  should not surprise us today, either.  Southern leaders already were killing to spread slavery -- already boasting of it to spread slavery to all of US, and even to the entire white world.

These were not a few nuts drunk at a bar.  They were the top Southern leaders, speaking officially and emphatically.   They were not kinda killing to spread slavery.  They were not sorta killing to spread slavery.

They were proud of it.  And they claimed to be motivated by GOD at times, while other times motivated by saving the White Race from "Niggerism"

This is what the public was inundated with -- and what most in the South, many in the North, believed accordingly. 


Crowds cheered these speeches. 


COMPETING TO BE MORE HATEFUL 

  Southern leaders, according to Francis Blair writing at the time,  had to compete to get attention and power, by being more extreme than the others.   That had profound consequences -- namely millions of people became sincerely afraid black men would take white women, and that the white race would be destroyed, just by ending slavery.

That was the narrative they heard -- in speeches, newspapers -- and the narrative they operated by. 




And  that is just one example. There are dozens of things Davis said or did, including insisting, in effect,  that killing and torture was necessary in Kansas to protect slavery.   And that blacks are not human beings, but inferior beings, so inferior they are property, and must be seen only as property, not as persons. 

And Davis did not  just boast of it, he actually sent Robert E Lee North to do that, and Lee tried his best. Lee actually did round up hundreds, perhaps thousands, of free blacks (yes free blacks) in the North, take them South, and sell them as slaves.




How on earth - - why on earth - don't we teach such basics as what Southern leaders boasted of, until they lost?

And this was not new -- Southern leaders had been boasting of killing to spread slavery since 1856.  That's before Lincoln even ran for US Senate.    Again, Southern leaders did not just boast of killing to spread slavery, they actually were killing (officially) to spread slavery.   They did not admit it, they boasted of it.

How on earth can you understand what Lincoln was talking about -- when he said the "machinery" of slavery was such that by 1858,  there was but two outcomes.   Either slavery will die (end) or the Union would end.   And he explained why he had to kill slavery carefully.  

If you don't know these things (and most people do not) you can, like almost all our text books and many "historians"  come up with any narrative you want.

That's the stubborn thing about facts.   If you get all the basic facts (and Southern leaders killing to spread slavery is about as basic as it gets) you can't created such bullshit narratives that we often teach about Lincoln or the Civil War.

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 How on earth can students in schools  know what Southern leaders were boasting about (killing to spread slavery is just one basic thing they boasted of)  if you don't mention it?  

What are the students supposed to do?  Dream up the facts?  Pull them out of thin air?  

More, how as a country are we supposed to learn from our history if we hide much of it?

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LINCOLN THE RADICAL?  CAN'T BE --RIGHT? 

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Depends what facts you are told.  None of us were there -- and we necessarily depend on our "historians"  and text books to give us at least the basic facts, and hopefully a rationally and honest narrative based on those facts. 

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TWO MILLION WORDS IN SPEECHES
OVER 100,000 written words.

Why not get the other words?  Why not look at his amazing actions, and context?
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Lincoln's two million words, over 100,000 written words, are much like the bible -- people can take a slice here, a bit there, and make themselves and others believe anything.

You can make the bible (and many did ) pro slavery and pro  torture of slavery. You can make the bible appear to mean you should kill children and "damn your unprofitable slaves to hell".

Or you can make the bible be anti-slavery "Do unto others"   "As you do unto the least, you do unto me".

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But when we know Lincoln's stunning ACTIONS and full words, you can no longer be fooled by the stupid, the misled, and the demagogues, then or now, about Lincoln.
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(A  MARK CURRAN POST )
under construction.... 
working this into a book because our text books seem to miss a few "details" .

Not your fault you did not know. It's not taught in US text books.
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A GAME OF QUOTES? FINE. GET ALL THE QUOTES.
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If it were not so deadly serious, if over 1 million people were not killed over this, and millions enslaved,  those who claim Lincoln used slavery for political gain would be hilarious.

As you will see, Lincoln lost again, and again BECAUSE he was trashed for  his anti-slavery actions (yes, Lincoln was kicking slavery in the ass for years before he ran for Senate) and his anti slavery words.

But you would never know that -- unless you learned his actions and full speeches, and his full words.  Lincoln "scholarship"  may seem exhaustive, but it's not.  What we have had for last 50 years is often "word  games"    Taking a word, or quote, or letter, and passing that off as Lincoln's policy. 

It's fine to take such things -- but when you know the full story, even the full words, and his actions, you will see what many people at the time saw.  A very radical man, with a history of kicking slavery in the ass as fast as he could, as hard as he could, until it died. 

Yes, he parsed words -- wisely so.   But he also spoke radically, like saying slave owners should be kicked to death. Yes, kicked to death.  Did you know Lincoln said, in public speech, that slave owners should be kicked to death?

Do you know Lincoln said slavery had to die?  Did you know Lincoln explained he had to speak carefully in public, in order to kill the snake of slavery?

You probably never heard any of that, and there is much much more most people have heard little or nothing about.  Even "history" teachers often don't know it, in context.


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RADICAL IN WORDS -- WHEN YOU KNOW ALL THE WORDS

RADICAL IN ACTIONS -- WHEN YOU KNOW THE ACTIONS
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 For a man hated -- and killed -- at the time for his "Niggerism" and "obsession for equality for Niggers"  it's a strange thing that people now write books all about how Lincoln did not care about slavery, and was reluctant to end it. 

Lincoln said slave owners should be kicked to death, just one example. Good chance you never heard that. Lincoln yelled -- yelled -- that he would not let the South destroy the Union by spreading slavery.

KILLING SLAVERY

Lincoln spoke about killing slavery -- and explained why he had to be very careful what he said publically. To kill the "snake of slavery" Lincoln explained repeatedly that he had to approach the snake carefully or by killing that snake, he would cause the death of "his children".

Why not teach -- why do so few people even know -- that Lincoln repeatedly explained why he was careful about killing slavery? Why not teach -- why do so few people even know -- that Lincoln repeatedly said slavery would die or the Union would die. Lincoln explained, again, and again and again, and again, that slavery was spreading by violent and foul means, and because of those foul means, the Union would die (perish) or slavery would die (perish).

One or the other must die. When Lincoln said this -- Southern leaders AT THE TIME (1858) called it an "act of war". Lincoln's words were so extreme, they were "an act of war".

Why not teach that? Lincoln was asked repeatedly to walk back those words. To admit that slavery could go on, and the Union could exist together. Lincoln refused.

And Lincoln was right -- because of the means, the "machinery" as Lincoln called it, slavery was going to spread to the entire US, or it was going to perish. We don't teach this -- but Lincoln was exactly right. Southern War Ultimatums, the killing sprees by Southern leaders for years, Dred Scott decision and Kansas Act had been so extreme, so violent, they set in motion a "cancer". The cancer of the spread of slavery.

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LIncoln was called -- repeatedly -- to his face and by the most powerful speakers of the time “obsessed with equality for the Nigger”.

Speakers trashing Lincoln could -- and did -- roll out dozens of Lincoln’s radical quotes for equality.  They also showed his strong history of ACTIONS to stop slavery, from 1847 on.  They were not lying, they did not misquote him.  In fact Lincoln lost election after election because he was trashed -- and considered -- “radical for Niggers”  by many in Illinois.


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Quincy paper -- where Lincoln had to debate -- called for the death of Frederick Douglas. Other papers in Illinois all but called for Lincoln's death for his "Niggerisms" and for being a "traitor" to the US for standing up to Polk and speaking the truth about Mexican War -- that it was actually a war for slave power to double the size of slavery.




Even "MODERATE" Newspapers in Illinois called for Frederick Douglass's death -- yes death -- for speaking against slavery in Kansas.


If you don't know things like this, you seriously don't have a clue what Lincoln faced. How wisely and effectively (just so he was not killed sooner) Lincoln parsed words.

Most people know Lincoln lost repeated elections -- but for the life of them, they could not tell you why. No one told them!   He lost because he was painted by newspapers AND very strong political opponents as “radical for Niggers”.




Radical actions?

Besides his radical statements and positions, Lincoln's actions were even more radical.

Lincoln standing up to Polk and accusing USA (rightfully) of invading and killing in Mexico to spread slavery for slave power? Hell, we don't teach the Mexican War was done for slave power, but it was, and Lincoln explained that at the time, and tried over 40 times to stop it or make the war ineffective for spreading slavery. Lincoln was forever hated, by many, even in Illinois for that.

How many people know that? Damn few. He also tried to end slavery in District of Columbia 1847. Didn't care about slavery? Jesus fn Christ, that's about all Lincoln did, fight slavery, from 1854 because of the vile Kansas Act.

If you just love your quotes, and can't understand actions, get the quotes where Lincoln said slavery was a snake he was trying to kill, but had to kill carefully. And he spoke of this repeatedly. Not once, not twice.

Why the fuck is this not taught to any extent? Disbelieve it if you want, say Lincoln was wrong if you want, but why not teach that he said this over and over? Why?

We teach his letter to Greeley about 1 million times as much as Lincoln explaining he was killing a snake of slavery. Yet when Lincoln spoke of killing the snake of slavery carefully -- he was fucking talking about the letter to Greeley!

Some true idiots insist Lincoln was just stop slavery from spreading. Lincoln said at least 50 times in long very detailed speeches that slavery would die or Union would die. Keeping Union meant killing slavery. Keeping slavery meant killing Union. Holy shit, he explained that over and over. Was he lying? In fact, Southern leaders said much the same thing -- they had to end the Union to spread slavery. Why is that virtually unknown?

The South shit their pants when Lincoln said that in that way - even Lincoln's friends asked him to please walk that back, that slavery had to end for the Union to live. Lincoln refused. Why is that not known?

Good chance you never heard such a thing.

It would help greatly if arm chair "Lincoln experts" bothered to get his full speech and his actions, because he was radical as hell, effective as hell, kick ass as hell from 1847 on, and hated for being radical for equality 1847 on. But I doubt you can get five people today who would even bother to to learn how radical Lincoln was 1847 on- in actions and words.





Yes, Lincoln wisely parsed words at times -- no kidding. Or he would have been shot sooner than he was, and never would have won dog catcher much less POTUS, and slavery would have spread, as it was for generations already, and always -- always -- by violence. Violence much like used by South leaders before and during the US Civil War. The Civil War was very much another phase is Slave Power's incessant efforts to spread slavery -- always by violence. And Lincoln explained this too. Was he lying? Was he wrong?

But more, why the F do we not teach this?

But no one - - not even John Brown -- was as radical AND effective as Lincoln. Ask a guy named Frederick Douglass about that. Douglass knew why Lincoln had to parse words as he kicked slavery to death. Why is that such a weird idea? Lincoln had to say things for years -- but he was kicking slavery in the ass like no one else as he sometimes parsed words.

There were those who at times were more radical in speech than Lincoln -- but they didn't get shit done. In fact they fucked it up, like Fremont. Lincoln DID shit and got it DONE.

For some reason, even"historians" like Foner live and die on edited out of context quotes. They either do not mention, or at least to not make clear, how amazingly kick ass radical Lincoln was. And the only reason they can get away with this shit is to ignore, or act as trivial, Lincoln's full quotes and kick ass action. While Lincoln spoke -- at times- - in careful ways -- he was kicking slavery in the ass till it died.

Frederick Douglass -- the genius most responsible for pushing Lincoln to include blacks in the US Army -- changed everything. Once Lincoln put blacks in the US Army, nothing would be the same.

Did you know that when Lincoln announced blacks will be in the US Army, the Southern leaders promised (and did) invade the North and capture thousands of blacks, take them back to the South, and sold them as slaves, in response? See Jeff Davis official promise to do exactly this, below. 
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LINCOLN'S ACTIONS.

Lincoln's actions were "kick ass - take no prisoners" to end slavery, though you could not possibly know that if you don't know his actions. From 1847 on, Lincoln was doing little else, every day of his life, but fight to end slavery.  

Lincoln eventually, with the help of the US Army and nearly 100,000 black troops, did kick slavery to death.

PARSING WORDS

Lincoln did -- at times -- parse words. You can, and many have, done to Lincoln's words exactly what they have done to the bible  -- pick out a few words here, a few words there, and make a case that Lincoln was anything they wanted him to be.

Lincoln said slave owners should be kicked to death -- did you know that?  Bet you did not. Lincoln said slavery had to die a violent death.  Did you know that?   Bet you did not.  Line up 10 or 12 of these quotes and only John Brown is more extreme.

Even John Brown did not say slave owners should be kicked to death.   If you can find a more radical quote than Lincoln -- that slave owners deserve to be kicked to death, please let me know.

So it matters WHICH quotes you use -- or if you care about context. It's human nature, of course, not to care much about context (even for many historians) if you can get attention for taking things out of context.
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We were never taught the very ugly, but very real, cause of the US Civil War. Yet it was widely known at the time.  

As slavery spread, so did the verbal attacks on slavery, and the violent attacks to SPREAD slavery. The defense of slavery rose even faster, more extreme.

By 1840 slavery was defended as Godly

By 1850, slavery was not just "of GOD"  but the white race will be exterminated if slavery is not spread.

By 1860 -- anyone against the spread of slavery was an enemy of the white race and an enemy of GOD.

Lincoln was accused of both wanting your daughters to "Sleep with Niggers"  -- accused by the most famous speakers in America -- to his face, repeatedly.  And he was accused of being a traitor to white race by newspapers even in his own state. Lincoln had to be careful what he said, to who, or he could have been shot in the head much sooner -- as others were.  Yes, people were killed even in Illinois during Lincoln's political life, just for being against slavery.


Let me repeat that- -if we do not spread slavery, the White race will be exterminated.




In the defense of slavery -- and defense of the SPREAD of slavery --politicians pumped up the hate and fear of black males.   Simply being against the violent spread of slavery  was going to "exterminate the white race".

Lincoln specifically was the most guilty leading up to the election of 1858 (which Lincoln lost) of siding with "Niggers".   Indeed Lincoln was well known for his "radical" speeches and actions of 1847-1858 opposing slavery.   When Lincoln stood up to President Polk in 1847, in the Mexican War, Lincoln did so because that was was actually (as he said, and even some Southern leaders said) concocted to spread slavery.




Lincoln will "burn us slowly to death"




Lincoln -- simply by stopping the spread of slavery

"will burn us slowly to death". 


Shame on "historians"  like McPherson, Foner, Bruce Catton, and many others who are well aware of the hatred of Lincoln, and why he was hated, but never explain that in a candid way. 

Lincoln's "Niggerism"  will exterminate the white race.




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No one -- absolutely no one -- alive and politically aware in the USA from 1847 to 1861 was unaware that Southern leaders, and men like Stephen A Douglas in the North, trashed Lincoln for being in favor of your daughters "sleeping with Niggers".

Douglas screamed this into Lincoln's face.   And he did so repeatedly.   That was the emotional theme of the Lincoln Douglas debates --yet so ugly it is we hardly hear anything about it.    There is a reason Lincoln did not debate Douglas again in the Presidential race in 1860.  Douglas was able to paint Lincoln as such a "Negro Worshipper"  in Illinois, that to debate him in 1860 would likely end the same way.

The Bloomington Illinois newspaper, writing in 1858, declared that 80% of the white males were against Lincoln south of Bloomington, because Douglas was so effective at making the public afraid Lincoln was have their daughters sleep with "Niggers".


For the rest of his life, many in Illinois hated Lincoln for that "Niggerism,"  from the Mexican War, as more than one newspaper accused him of.

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MEXICAN WAR
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Lincoln fights slavery there...

Lincoln then went to to try to outlaw slavery in all the land stolen (yes, it was stolen) in the Mexican War.  That war doubled the size of land available for slavery -- only because Lincoln could not outlaw it, as he tried over 40 times to do.

Then, after Lincoln fought the President in Congress on the Mexican War, Lincoln tried to outlaw slavery in the district of Columbia.   Over and over Lincoln tried, even offering compensation and gradual emancipation as a more acceptable alternative, but was called "obsessed" with equality by his enemies from then on.


Lincoln lost elections because he was considered by the public (thanks to newspapers and speeches by his political enemies) to be "obsessed with Nigger equality".  Lincoln would "exterminate the white race"  just by being against the spread of slavery. 





Did you know Lincoln was hated -- loathed -- by millions of people before he was elected president BECAUSE he was such a "Negro Worshipper" .



Remember this -- because no one ever told you --the outcry against Lincoln was the outcry against anyone who did not support the SPREAD of slavery.   Our race will be exterminated if we stop the spread of slavery because "Negroes"  will be more numerous than whites. "Niggers" will revolt, like they did in Haiti, and kill all whites. 

In fact, the Lincoln Douglas debates were largely about how Lincoln was "radical for Niggers"   and would have your daughters  "sleep with and marry with Niggers".


Stephen A Douglas -- and newspapers around the country (even in Illinios) trashed Lincoln as "Negro worshipper"  and a man who would "exterminate the white race"  by being against the spread of slavery.


Over and over -- and over - people in North and South were told Lincoln would "destroy the white race"   by letting "Niggers"  walk down the street with your wife, and sleep with your daughter.

This was not an idle comment by Douglas, or the others who trashed Lincoln for being against the spread of slavery.  Douglas screamed it -- ran from side to side of the stage screaming it in at least two of the six cities.

Douglas even got the crowds to cheer "down with Niggers".

Do you want your daughters to sleep with Niggers?  Mr Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers.

Then Lincoln had to speak.

How Lincoln spoke not only changed the nation -- it changed the world.

It's time you learned how Lincoln handled this.
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Much of Lincoln's time in the debates was spent fending off these accusations.   But Lincoln lost anyway -- because, as a Bloomington Illinois paper wrote, the public feared Lincoln would free black men, and black men would take white women.

Douglas did not hint at this -- he screamed it, he actually ran from side to side of the stage screaming it.  It was the central issue of the day.  Not slavery-- but what effect Lincoln would have if he just stopped the spread of slavery.

Just stopping the spread of slavery would doom the white race.
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Most of the US public, North and South, were either fine with slavery, or would not lift a finger to end slavery where it was. 

This was the political reality Lincoln faced.
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Lincoln did -- wisely so -- parse words as much as  he could.  He would have been shot much sooner if he had not. 

Get all Lincoln's words, and  his actions, and there is no doubt Lincoln was radical to end slavery, because he did end slavery, both in the Civil War, my military action, then refusing to allow the South to negotiate anything without first ending slavery,  and then by the 13th Amendment, which Lincoln personally put on the Republican platform, and then personally pushed to have it accepted in Congress.

Lincoln's death -- soon after he got the 13th Amendment ratified by Congress -- caused an outpouring of grief that helped that Amendment be ratified by the states.    Passing the 13th Amendment in Congress meant nothing..... it had to be ratified by the states.

Lincoln's death helped that Amendment be ratified by the states.

This is just one reason Frederick Douglass said Lincoln was "radical, swift, zealous and determined"  for equality under the law.

Just advocating "equality under the law"   to millions of Americans at the time, was a dangerous "Nigger worship" way to destroy white race. 

We have heard it from "experts,"   Lincoln was "reluctant" to free the slaves.  Lincoln "didn't really care"  about slavery, and "only used slavery for public support".

Lincoln was "ambivalent"  about slavery,  and only cared to stop it from spreading.   Lincoln "came late to the table"  and had "to be shamed to make ending slavery a part of the Civil War". 

Each time -- 100% of the time -- folks can come up with quotes that seem to support that.    Entire careers have been made (Eric Foner) by insisting Lincoln was "nothing special"  and only the "Firery Trial"  of Civil War battle forced Lincoln to move to end slavery.   That's not true whatsoever, but Foner cut and pasted the quotes to support that, and did not emphasize facts and quotes that show the opposite.

Hardly the first to do that -- in fact Foner, despite his often goofy narratives, is a wealth of information if you don't care to find the information yourself.

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Too ugly to teach?

WHAT DID THE SOUTH BOAST
ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR.

Tell a class of high school students in Texas that Southern leaders boasted repeatedly  that they started the Civil War to spread slavery, and spread it for GOD,  you might not make it out of the building alive.   The kids won't care, but the staff will.   And why would they believe it?   No one showed them Southern War Ultimatums or speeches boasting they were killing to spread slavery.

The South -- the leaders -- actually bragged they went to war to spread slavery -- and spread it against (not for) state's rights.  They were not ashamed of that, they were proud of that.  Until they lost.

When they lost -- they and their children, and the myths created describing the Civil War -- it was an entirely different story.  Not unlike a bully, when he loses a fight, makes up all kinds of crap to justify it, blame the other guy, play the victim, etc. 

Just by stopping the SPREAD of slavery into Kansas,   Lincoln was "burning us to death"  and "exterminating the white race".

"Satan was the first abolitionist"."

"Those who are against slavery, are against God."

"Abolitionist are on an evil course and seek to destroy the American Church"

Abolitionists whisper the lie of freedom into the slaves ears"

On and on.  And on.   Southern leaders had to push back against anything anti-slavery, including making it a crime to preach or speak publicly against slavery, or slavery ends even if the South, if they allowed free speech.

So no, the South did not allow free speech.   It was a crime, punishable by torture, to preach against slavery or even own a book against slavery.  Another basic fact we simply do not teach.

Southern school boards never did allow these vile truths about the South to be taught in schools.   No one was about to force them to do so, and if anyone tried to teach the ugly truth about the South in the South, they probably didn't get elected to school boards.

Horribly, as a result, even national text books tended to patronize and cower to South's delusional and deceptive narrative of what happened.   Not really surprising, it's against human nature to admit the most vile things your leaders did and said.  Only Germany had a decent record of being truthful after they lost a war -- WW2-- and that took a lot of public and open debate about what should be taught.

Nothing like that happened in the South.  Euphamism, watered down nonsense, even outright lies got into national school books, written it seems not to piss off the South school boards.   It was easier just to pander to the school boards so you could sell the text books. Not a big conspiracy, just human nature and businesses making money.

So there is not a single text book that we know that explains another very basic truth.  Southern leaders sent over 2000 killers (hired killers) to Kansas when Kansas tried to reject slavery long before the US Civil War.  

And the guy who hired, then led, the killers was none other than the guy who, with Stephen A Douglas, got the Kansas Act passed.

Probably no single thing is more important than knowing this  -- that the guy who  passed the Kansas Act then went to Kansas and started killing, and boasting of it, to spread slavery.  Miss that basic truth, and you have next to zero chance of understanding anything Lincoln did  or said after that.   

Everything Lincoln did or said after Atchison passed Kansas Act and went to Kansas to terrorize and later kill - had to do with that very thing -- Atchison passing Kansas Act then rushing to Kansas. 

Even though 90% or more of Kansas Citizens rejected slavery, Atchison was there, killing and boasting, (yes boasting) of killing to spread slavery.  And he was paid by Jefferson Davis.

Not sorta.

Not kinda.

Not in a way. 



 (Kansas citizens were against slavery in Kansas by 95% -- remember that, it's very important)

Specifically -- clearly -- over and over -- Southern leaders made it very clear. Lincoln, just by stopping the spread of slavery into Kansas, was "exterminating the white race".  

Never mind that Kansas citizens had rejected slavery by overwhelming vote -- and had already become a free state and joined the Union as a free state.

Lincoln was "exterminating"  the white race?

Did they believe that?

Hell no -- but they told crowds this kind of hateful fear mongering nonsense, because it worked.

Pumping up hate and fear -- white race will be destroyed -- worked.

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No -- these were not a few "nuts". 

 They were the top leaders of the South, and they sent killers to Kansas from 1856 on.  Long before Lincoln even ran for office, Southern leaders with paid men, were in Kansas, killing and torturing to spread slavery.

Not kinda. Not sorta.  Not a few.  But over 2000 men,  with official support of Jefferson Davis and Stephen A Douglas. (Douglas had to back off public support later).

It's not my fault no one told you.  You should have been told. It's a profound failure of our text books to whitewash the most basic truth of the 1840s-1860s.  The proud and unending violence by Southern leaders to spread slavery during that time. 
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In Illinois Lincoln was accused of "Niggerism"   and treason for his long history of being against the spread of slavery. 

Stephen A Douglas and newspapers at the time had no trouble focusing on Lincoln's long history of being "radical for niggers"  and his "niggerism".  Over and over Stephen A Douglas explained Lincoln's history of "obsession for Nigger equality".

Why then do our history books seem to present Lincoln as "reluctant" to end slavery?

Lincoln was eager to end slavery -- as events showed.  As Frederick Douglass himself explained, Lincoln had to get public support.  Most people, even in the North, hated and feared that ending slavery in the South would mean black men would "sleep with your daughter"  and "walk down the street with your wife".

Lincoln LOST -- remember that -- Lincoln LOST elections because he was painted as "obsessed with Nigger rights".  And he would have lost the 1860 election for the exact same thing -- but three candidates ran against him.  Lincoln only got 40% of the vote. The South refused to allow Lincoln on the ballot in 9 of 11 states.

Even where Lincoln was allowed on the ballot, like in Virginia, the election officials simply didn't count any votes for him.

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DOWN WITH NIGGERS

HOW LINCOLN TURNED IT AROUND 



Stephen Douglas -- the best stump speaker of the age -- could get the crowds so hateful with his stories of Lincoln wanting your daughter to sleep with "Niggers"   that not only did Lincoln lose the election, crowds yelled "Down with Nigger".

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WORD PICTURES

Douglas painted "word pictures" -- your wife will walk down the street with "Niggers".  Your daughter will sleep with "Niggers".

Others were even more clear -- Lincoln will destroy the white race.

Unless you know that -- and know Lincoln's full speeches, and amazing words and actions -- you won't know shit, frankly.  You can, and many have,  only taken a few words (about 8 quotes out of 2 million words) .   Of course taking those 8 quotes is fine - just get all his quotes, and realize what was going on.


LINCOLN RADICAL AS HELL
IN WORDS AND ACTION



When the SCOTUS ordered (yes they ordered) the government to treat blacks as "inferior beings"  and property, not as human beings, Lincoln railed against it, saying those who claimed  or treated blacks as not being human beings should be "kicked to death".

Only by omitting or glossing over Lincoln's actions and full words can anyone say he was not radical for equality -- because he was.  For example Lincoln said slave owner should be kicked to death.

Kicked to death.

Kicked.  To. Death.

Why not just show that in history class?   Why not put that on  his memorial?   Lincoln did then kick slavery to death, as soon as he possibly could get the public support to do so.


Mr. Lincoln, said Douglas several times, was seen that very day with "Niggers"  and a white woman in a carriage -- that's the kind of thing that could get you killed at the time.

No one told you that, did they?   Not my fault.  I'm just telling you what the hell happened -- and what Lincoln had to face. 

Then Lincoln had to speak.

This is what waited Lincoln as he went from town to town pleading with the public to see all races as equal under the law.  He wisely used humor and brilliant linguistic devices to change many minds.

So at times, yes, Lincoln DID parse words.  He never said he was for "perfect social equality".   But read his full speeches -- he went on to say in their "natural rights" to life liberty and pursuit of happiness the lowest slave is "Most certainly my equal and the equal of any man".

KICKED TO DEATH. 

Lincoln was very powerful and sometimes dramatic -- as in 1858 when he uncharacteristically yelled back, and said those who deny humanity to the black race deserves to be kicked to death.

Kicked.  To. Death.




Lincoln said a lot of things like that -- in personal letters and in conversations.

You would, if you want, string 10 or twenty such quotes together and make Lincoln seem as radical as John Brown.  

The difference between Brown and Lincoln -- Lincoln knew that ending slavery by violence could not work.    It was widely accepted -- and worse, most people even in the North would never fight to end slavery in the South, or would Lincoln want them too.

Lincoln did not want war.  He was willing to do anything -- anything except allow slavery to spread--to avoid war. Only the South's War Ultimatums and killing sprees (yes, learn about South's War Ultiamtums and Killing sprees here )  induced Lincoln to fight back.

Lincoln was exceedingly aware there was little support, even in the North, to end slavery by any means in the South.  He knew because he saw crowds yell "Down with Niggers"  even in the North. Lincoln read Southern newspapers, books, and went to Kentucky several times, and knew very well the words, actions, and intentions of Southern leaders to spread slavery --by violence.

SO Lincoln wisely parsed words -- and over time induced millions in the North to the need for ending slavery -- or slavery will take over the entire continent . We will be all one thing or another -- slave or free.  And he was right.  If the Union prevailed, slavery would end.  If slavery expanded, the Union ends.

Only one would survive.  See more how the South insisted the "House Divided" Speech was Lincoln's  "Declaration of War"   against the South.  And how LIncoln refused, even when asked to, to withdraw those comments.

Instead of withdrawing his House Divided Speech, when asked to, Lincoln doubled down and repeated it in practically every speech he made from then on.

And as soon as humanly possible, Lincoln got the public support and then kicked slavery to death. Yes, at times he parsed words- - but all the while, Lincoln was kicking the living shit of slavery.   His actions -- and his full words -- were radical.


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LINCOLN'S TWO MILLION PLUS WORDS

LINCOLN'S ACTIONS 


You can -- and many have -- selected a few dozen words here, a few dozen words there, and made Lincoln seem anyway they like.

"Experts"  have made Lincoln seem like a devout Christian using his words -- other "experts" have made him sound like a heathen, using his words.  Much like the bible, Lincoln's words, picked apart, ignoring  his actions and his "full measure" as Frederick Douglass wisely said  are putty in the hands of those who which to teach about Lincoln or the Civil War.

SEEM TO AGREE
THEN DISAGREE 


Sometimes those who quote Lincoln simply stop one sentence short -- which would almost certainly be deliberate deception on their part.  Lincoln had a habit -- because it worked- - of seeming to agree with a common public sentiment.  No one in the United States, or any part of it, would ever campaign for public office (certainly not in Illinois)  by claiming black men should "sleep with your daughter" .

Again and again, as you will see, Stephen A Douglas actually screamed at Lincoln, and the crowd, that Lincoln "wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers".   After a long rant getting the public so stirred up they yelled "DOWN WITH NIGGERS"  Lincoln had to speak.

Do you want our daughters to sleep with "Niggers"   is what the crowd wanted to know.  

This was smart politics- - hate and fear mongering was the most powerful tool not only for Stephen A Douglas, but for most politicians of that era.  And Lincoln knew why.  To be for the Declaration of Independence -- all men are created equal -- was actually "revolutionary"  by the time LIncoln ran for Senate in 1858.  The Dred Scott decision had just ruled that the Declaration of Independence did NOT apply to "inferior beings"  (bet no one told you that)  and that blacks are "beings of an inferior order".   Furthermore Dred Scott went a step further -- it ordered (yes ordered) that blacks be seen not as human beings (not persons)  but as property.   And then ordered (yes ordered) the federal government to protect that property.

So every time Lincoln dared mention the Declaration of Independence -- politicans and newspapers alike would rail against Lincoln.   MR LINCOLN, Douglas would yell (yes, he yelled)  is declaring war upon the South.  He is "preaching revolution"  and he would have your daughter's "sleep with Niggers".

Mr Lincoln will destroy the white race said politicians.  He will "burn us slowly to death"  said Southern leader, in an official document.    

How would Lincoln handle that -- public sentiment of fear of black men.  Powerful and popular politicians screaming that Lincoln wanted your daughter to sleep with "Niggers"

Lincoln had to speak very -- very -- carefully.  Not only to have a chance to get elected, but others had been killed or beaten nearly to death for taking Lincoln's position.   Few people today understand that Stephen A Douglas taunted Charles Sumner, before this, and sat by smiling as Sumner was beaten.   Lincoln's overall speeches were powerful -- and effective.  Brilliantly designed to SEEM to placate the sentiment of the day, but then reverse that sentiment.

To understand that technique, you need to at least read Lincoln's full speeches -- and learn his other words, and letters.   If you insist on going only by a few dozen words here and there -- and don't grasp how LIncoln parsed words,  and by so doing, was able to end slavery, then this is not an article for you, and it's a great time to stop reading this.  


Lincoln's enemies had plenty of facts to use against Lincoln -- to prove he was "radical for Niggers". 

From the Mexican War onward Lincoln was a "marked man" for standing up to slave power.  See more below.  He stood up to President Polk as an agent of slave power to spread slavery (indeed that was exactly what the Mexican War was about -- to spread slavery, and Southern leaders even admitted it.)

Lincoln then trie to stop the spread of slavery 40 times while in Congress, and then Lincoln tried to end slavery in District of Columbia- - Lincoln created a reputation for kicking slavery in the ass.  

While many have stupidly (or for their own purposes) tried to paint Lincoln as "reluctant" to free slaves, or "indifferent"  to slavery, Lincoln was the most effective and radical opponent of slavery.   

And part of Lincoln's genius was just that -- to parse words enough that he was first of all not shot sooner (see below)   but that the public did not hate him.  Did you know what public sentiment was during Lincoln's time?

You are about to find out.

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PUBLIC SENTIMENT AND LINCOLN

The most amazing slams today against Lincoln is that he "only used slavery" to get popular support.  Lincoln lost election after election because -- even parsing word skillfully -- most people in Illinois thought Lincoln was "obsessed with equality for Niggers" -- and more dangerous, that Lincoln "wanted your daughters to sleep with Niggers".

No one -- no one anywhere -- got elected on what we consider now an "abolition" platform. No one in the US running for office, certainly not in Illinois, advocated blacks and whites marry, that white women sleep with "Niggers".

Stephen A Douglas (who was at one time very much anti-slavery and anti-spread of slavery) learned that he got tremendous power by attacking Lincoln and others for being "Nigger Worshippers".   A fact left completely out of most biographies of  Douglas. stupidly enough. 

Douglas did not just mention Lincoln was obsessed with "Niggers,"  he screamed it. He ran across the stage screaming it.   He yelled it as dramatically as he could -- and made LIncoln spend most his time defending himself from the charge of "Niggerism"  and destruction of the white race.

Yes, Lincoln was charged by opponents as a danger to the white race.  And that message stuck -- Lincoln never did win an election against this attack in a one on one election.   Lincoln only won Presidency in 1860 because 4 men ran at one time -- the other three all pro spread of slavery.

Lincoln alone was against the spread of slavery.   Sixty percent of Northern voters rejected Lincoln even in 1860.    The overhwhelming public sentiment was that freeing blacks meant white women would sleep with them.

It was a very effect political effort by Douglas, and others. Douglas would have easily beaten Lincoln one on one for President, because of Lincoln being a "traitor" to the nation and white race, and being obsessed with equality for blacks.
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TO know how effective Lincoln was, you must know what the fuck was going on.   Without knowing what Lincoln faced, and what the country faced, you can have no clue about US Civil War, Lincoln, or  how slavery nearly spread to all of the US.

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THE GOAL OF SLAVE POWER 

Over and over, and over, Lincoln exposed the goal of slave power -- the violent, foul, and deliberate efforts to spread slavery always by violence and fraud.  While Lincoln spoke in polite guarded tone of voice in public, in private and in person Lincoln was much more candid about the endless violence used to spread slavery, and the goal of slave power.

RHETORIC MATTERS

The problem was the hate and fear mongers used the most extreme justifications for the spread of slavery, and for slavery itself.

Slavery was "of GOD"  and God ordained not only slavery, but the torture and punishment of the black race for biblical reasons. 

Once you go to that goofy extreme, as Jeff Davis and others found out, you can't  possibly back off.   As Francis Blair wrote and spoke of repeatedly, those who pushed slavery in the speeches and documents, and could get crowds cheering for spreading slavery for GOD, did not talk like that off stage.

But once they got the crowds fired up -- and therefore attained the political power they wanted -- men like Davis, Atchison, Stephens, Toombs and others could not, even if they wanted to, stop the killings and tortures they had recently advocated or justified.

The Civil War was the result of these men and their amazing ISIS like rhetoric about slavery and the death of the white race if they did not spread slavery.

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JUST HUMAN BEINGS

As the rhetoric became extreme -- even in the North -- that blacks were not human beings,  (Dred Scott) Lincoln was hated North and South for his "radical"  position that blacks were human beings.  As you will see -- just saying blacks were human beings was  proof Lincoln was "a traitor"  who "would destroy the white race. 





Most high school history teachers would be stunned to learn that Lincoln was hated, and eventually killed, for being "radical for Niggers". 

And they would be equally stunned to learn Lincoln's long history of kicking slavery in the ass,  as hard and as fast as humanly possible.

Yes, Lincoln parsed words -- he spoke carefully -- for a very good reason. One reason was to stay alive --not just politically but personally alive.  We do not teach it now, but in much of the North, even, it was dangerous to be "too radical for Niggers".

People were still being killed IN THE NORTH for being "radical".  In the South, it was even worse, as you will see. Preachers could be arrested and tortured for simply owning the wrong book that questioned slavery. 

As John Palmer (one of the founders of the Republican party) wrote in 1890's,  it was by that time almost forgotten just how violent pro slavery folks were in the North, and how physically dangerous it was to be called "abolitionist".

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What hate speech brought to USA.


1) Violence -- to slaves and to whites who were against salvery,

2) Religion -- justified the tortures and killings claiming it was "Ordained of God".

3)  Pushing the fear that "Nigger" men will "sleep with white women.


Slave power had only three methods of spreading slavery. And they used them all from 1840-1861, when like a cancer (Lincoln called slavery a violent cancer) either the Union had to go, or slavery had to go.

Only one could survive. As Lincoln said repeatedly -- and the South called Lincoln's words "a declaration of war" -- slave power had developled machinery to push slavery into all of the US.   It would therefore be itself destroyed, or it would destroy the Union.

And he vowed -- he will not allow slavery to destroy the Union. 

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Abolition  =
                               Niggers will take our women.

People today are simply not told -- not taught -- how radical Lincoln was  - from the 1840's on -- to end slavery.  Yes, he parsed words -but his full speeches, when you get all his words, and more his actions, Lincoln was, as charged by  the South and by Northern politicians  "radical for equality".

Again, and again, and again, in every Lincoln Douglas debates, in thousands of speeches by pro slavery newspapers and pro slavery politicians, Lincoln (and anyone like him) were accused of "Niggerism"  "black republicans"   and even "Negro Worship".

Lincoln was accused of having "Niggers"  for his client, and he would destroy the white race.  Lincoln was going to cause a civil war just by saying no spread of slavery.   Stopping the spread of slavery as "going to exterminate the white race". 
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NOT ACADEMIC PROSE.  THIS IS BLUNT STUFF

Needs to be told blunty.  Sorry for repeated used of the term "Nigger"and "Niggerism."  

We show the term as Lincoln's enemies used. 



LINCOLN THE RADICAL 
"NIGGER WORSHIPPER"

Stupidly, very few high school history teachers have any clue how radical Lincoln always was against slavery. 

Yes, there are about 12 quotes from Lincoln -- and if you take those out of context, and ignore his full speeches,  you can make Lincoln seem any way you want.

But when you get Lincoln's FULL speeches, and all of his words, and learn Lincoln's amazing and radical actions, you can't get Lincoln wrong.  He really was stunningly and effectively anti-slavery.

His political enemies knew that better than anyone.

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LINCOLN'S HISTORY OF KICKING SLAVERY
IN THE ASS
SIDEWAYS

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Lincoln's "radical Nigger worship"  as some Northern papers termed Lincoln's actions, were very much in display in the 1840's.   Lincoln, in his only term in Congress, did little BUT try to castrate slavery so that it could not spread.

For example, (see more below)  Lincoln would earn the hatred of many in Illinois for his bold stand against the Mexican War -- Lincoln (and many others) called the Mexican War, correctly, a war for slave power to double the size of slavery.

Even slave owner and Southern leader Henry Clay said that -- that Mexican War was all about the spread of slavery.

Lincoln first stood up and challenged President Polk on that -- forever earning him hatred by many in Illinois -- and then when the Mexican War achieved what it wanted (doubling the size of slavery) against Lincoln's effort, Lincoln tried 40 times -- 40 times- - to stop the spread of slavery into that land, just stolen.

And it was not over.

After Lincoln tried to stop the Mexican War, and the spread of slavery into that land, LIncoln tried to end slavery in the District of Columbia -- by paying the slave owners, if needed.

Remember -- these moves did not just earn Lincoln the hatred of many in the South -- many in the North, including Stephen A Douglas, used these facts against Lincoln repeatedly to show Lincoln was "obsessed with Nigger equality".


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QUOTE PART
DON'T SHOW HIS ACTIONS.

Over and over Lincoln is quoted only in part --and without any context like we just provided. Over and over Lincoln had to plead for equality under the law, and for the Declaration of Independence to mean what it said -- all men are created equal, with the right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."




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CALLING LINCOLN A NIGGER LOVER
CALLING LINCOLN A TRAITOR


WHEN THAT COULD GET YOU KILLED
If your college history teacher even told you (highly doubtful) that again and again Lincoln was called -- loudly and to his face --a "Negro worshiper"  who wanted your daughters to "sleep with Niggers" -  your teacher  did not tell you such things could get you killed or attacked at the time.

Others were attacked -- in public, even in the US Senate, as Douglas stood by laughing as Charles Sumner was beaten.  Douglas had done much the same to Sumner -- and told Sumner he (Sumner) should be kicked like a dog.

Within 24 hours Charles Sumner was beaten almost to death as Stephen Douglas stood by.

Others were attacked, and killed, too.  Not a few, but hundreds of whites were attacked, even killed,  during the time Lincoln was running for Senate, and then President.  If you don't know that -- and most people have no clue -- you can not know how brave and radical Lincoln was.

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OTHER SPEAKERS

Yes, there were other speakers more radical than Lincoln -  but they were not effective, and they were not running for office where Lincoln was. Lincoln lost elections because, even as much as he tried to parse words to assure the public he did not mean for their daughters to "sleep with Niggers" -- the public saw Lincoln in Illinois as "too radical".

BLACKS ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS
AND LINCOLN IS A VIOLENT REVOLUTIONARY FOR SAYING OTHERWISE

Stephen Douglas explained over and over  something we do not teach today -- at least candidly, we do not teach it.

 The Supreme Court had ruled that  blacks are NOT persons, but property, and therefore they are not protected by the Declaration of Independence. 

Lincoln was a "traitor"  and "preaching revolution" to say otherwise, according to Douglas.  Lincoln was actually, said Douglas repeatedly, taunting the South into war. 

 Does Mr Lincoln want war?  Does Mr Lincoln not respect the decisions of the Supreme Court?  The Supreme Court has ruled that the Declaration of Independence does not apply to property -- and negroes are property by the Dred Scott Decision.

Again and again, Lincoln had to admit, yes, the Supreme Court had ruled blacks are property, not persons.   The proper answer to this is to pass an Amendment or seek a reversal of the order.  I am not preaching revolution, said Lincoln.  I do not have to.  The founding fathers gave us the power to amend the Constitution.

Which is exactly what Lincoln did, as soon as he was able to get enough  Congressmen to sign on to the 13th Amendment. Lincoln's death then created such sympathy for him, that after his death, the states ratified the 13th Amendment.

Without Lincoln's death -- it's likely the states would not ratify what Congress had passed.  Lincoln got the 13th Amendment to pass -- then his death caused it to be ratified.

Someone should have told you that.  I just did.
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Mr Lincoln, said Douglas, insists the Union will end or slavery will end.   Mr Lincoln knows that is taken as a challenge to war -- will Mr. Lincoln have us in war?   We can go on, said Douglas,  and we can be "the terror of the world"  half slave and half free.

Lincoln got up and said "I don't think we should be the terror of the world".  And then explained -- correctly -- how slavery was spreading by means that mandated slavery in all places, North and South.     We will be all one thing, or all another. 

In fact, Douglas said Lincoln was "declaring war" on the South when he said we can not endure half slave and have free.  We will be all one thing or all the other. 

LINCOLN WILL BURN US TO DEATH SLOWLY 

The South would be stunned to hear that Lincoln was "nothing special" about slavery, since Southern leaders actually were quite loud and clear -- Lincoln would destroy the white race by making "Niggers" equal to whites. 

In official documents   Southern leaders alluded to Lincoln's quest for equality.  Gee, I wonder why they thought that?

Maybe they read the newspapers trashing Lincoln for his "Nigger client"  ?

Here is the governor of Florida officially making it known, LIncoln -- by being against the spread of slavery -- was going to "burn us slowly to death"





Remember -- just by being against the SPREAD of slavery, Lincoln would "burn us slowly to death".

Robert Toombs, another Southern leader, made it clear, too.  Just by stopping the SPREAD of slavery, Lincoln would "exterminate the white race".

This is what Lincoln faced.  I can't help it if you didn't know that -- and how could you?   This is not taught in any clear way in US schools.  We might teach "expansionism was an issue".  

But we are not taught how Southern leaders said Lincoln was going to exterminate the white race, and Northern leaders said Lincoln wanted your daughters to sleep with Niggers.

Not some throw away  lines -- these were the emotional weapons used against Lincoln.

And they worked. 

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LONG HISTORY 

Lincoln had a long history -- in words and actions -- of kicking slavery in the ass.  From his 40 efforts as Congressman to stop the US from stealing land from Mexico to double the geographic size of slavery (yes, that's what the Mexican War was -- see below) to trying to end slavery in District of Columbia.

If you do not know the Mexican War was a successful effort by slave power to double the size of slavery and spread it to the Pacific, don't blame me.  It was well known at the time.

Even slave owner and Southern leader Henry Clay said so.  

And Lincoln said so -- and was hated for it, in Illinois.   Lincoln would be hated, particularly in Southern Illinois, for the rest of his life for it. And newspapers in Southern Illinois made it clear to their readers Lincoln was a traitor,  he was about "Niggerism"  and he could not be trusted in office -- because he was against the Mexican War.

Yet there is not one college text book (that I ever saw) that even mentions this basic fact.   Certainly no high school text books, which don't dare mention that the Mexican War was a successful effort to spread slavery. 

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YOU ONLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TOLD


Lincoln was on radical guy.   But you may never get a hint of that from guys like Foner, who claims Lincoln was "nothing special"  and others who claimed Lincoln was "reluctant"  to free the slaves or fight slavery.

Seriously -- when you find out how radical Lincoln was (though he wisely parsed words at times)  it takes a special kind of stupid to claim Lincoln was reluctant.

You can chop up his words (as Frederick Douglas said, Lincoln words "torn from their meaning") and make Lincoln seem anyway you want.  Lincoln wisely parsed words, or he not only never wins the POTUS, he would also fail to get the public support for saving the Union.

More correct to say -- Lincoln was hell bent for leather to get in a position to kick slavery in the ass till it died.  And when he got into that position, he kept kicking slavery so hard  that not only did slavery end --- the very real and official "God of Slavery" died.

See the best article ever written about the God of Slavery, and how Lincoln killed it.   I might be partial -- I wrote it.  I wrote it as a blog, his online group asked to run it. I said sure. 





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LINCOLN KICKED

HARD.  

People today -- even those who praise Lincoln overall - insist Lincoln "did not really care" about slaves.  He was "nothing special" says historian Eric Foner.   Lincoln was "reluctant" to free the slaves.   Lincoln wanted to forcibly deport freed blacks to Africa. This goes on an on. 

But at the time - - because Lincoln's enemies knew his full quotes, and his actions -- Lincoln was hated for being "obsessed with equality for the Niggers".  Lincoln will "destroy the white race"  by allowing "Niggers" to vote.

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LINCOLN  EFFECTIVE
NOT FOOLISH

Frederick Douglass said the only white man he ever met that saw blacks as totally equal in all respects was John Brown.  They were close friends, they lived together for a while, and Brown named his son after Douglass.

While Brown is personally responsible for starting the "push back" against the 1000 killers sent to Kansas by Jeff Davis in 1856,  and rightly a hero to many for it,  Brown nearly destroyed the effort to end slavery by his "stupid and foolhardly"  attack on Harpers Ferry to get slaves to revolt. 

That was not only doomed to failure, the back lash against abolition could not have been greater, if Brown had tried.  Instantly the South claimed they had been right all along -- abolition meant blacks will kill the white race. Lincoln would destroy the white race.   

Frederick Douglass knew the difference between Lincoln and John Brown.  Lincoln was effective. Lincoln got the job done. Lincoln kicked slavery till it died.

Brown kicked slavery only to the extent he woke up the violent South and made them more determined to destroy anyone who even spoke against slavery.  Abolitionist were "going to destroy the white race."

Douglass did not take part in Brown's raid  -- Brown asked him to go along --because Douglass knew it was stupid and would cause a violent backlash, which it did.

Lincoln's way -- getting a Constitutional Amendment, bringing the public along as quickly as possible -- was smarter.  Better. It worked.  Lincoln's way -- parsing words at time, being smart about the reality of the day and public opinion, worked.

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DOWN WITH NIGGERS

TO LINCOLN'S FACE

In Illinois newspapers at the time,  Illinois crowds, hearing Stephen A Douglas rant about Lincoln's "obsession for Niggers"  yelled back such things yelled back "Down with Niggers".

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HOW THE HELL DID THIS HAPPEN?

Lincoln was actually lucky (and so was the world lucky) that he was not shot sooner than he was.  If Lincoln had not used his humor -- as he had to many times against "Niggerism" charges --Lincoln might well have been shot. 

Lincoln ran for public office in a time, even in Illinois, that it was physically dangerous to be "for Niggers".    Never mind winning the vote, just appeasing (as Lincoln was able to do, through humor) the crowds who were pumped up with fear and hate of the black race "taking white women"  was a feat of masterful linguistic work.

Lincoln did get extreme - at times.  When in Peoria Illinois, for example, he said slave owners deserve to be kicked to death.

Kicked. To. Death.  They deserve nothing but contempt,  and kicking to death.   Why are we not told of that quote, and some like it, 10,000 times? 


Yeah, Lincoln said that.  As radical as anything ever uttered by any admitted abolitionist -- slave owners deserve to be kicked to death.

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SOUTHERN WAR ULTIMATUMS.


Lincoln also said many things in private, and in writing, that were extremely strong.   He showed an acute understanding of Southern War Ultimatums -- and refused to obey them.  Southern War Ultimatums appeared in Richmond papers, April of 1861.  Papers in New York quickly repeated the Ultimatums.

But the South had already been at war -- and killing -- to spread slavery for years.  These War Ultimatums were not news to Lincoln, or anyone else. They would be news to you -- we simply don't teach them in US text books. 

Lincoln explained, probably over 1000 times, what was going on.  The South was spreading slavery by means vile and violent, and would spread slavery to the West, and to the North, unless stopped.

He made it very clear the only way to stop the spread of slavery - which were the Southern War ultimatums -- was to keep the Union together.  

That was Lincoln's basic message, repeated hundreds of times. He spoke about equality, he spoke about slavery -- he rarely spoke of anything BUT slavery.

He did focus (correctly) on why the UNION has to stay together.  Union meant slavery could not spread --and he was right, it could not spread if the law of US held.  Only by ending Union and killing to spread slavery (which Lincoln called anarchy and rule of the most violent) could slavery spread.

If you want to take Lincoln at his word -- that was his word. He knew and said slavery always spread by violence -- and that keeping the Union together was the only way to stop the spread of slavery.

By stopping the SPREAD of this "cancer" (Lincoln called slavery a cancer,)  we can kill slavery.  One or the other would survive.  Slavery or the Union.

Then he added "I do not expect the Union to cease".

Did you know what the reaction was to these statements?  Douglas and the South insisted Lincoln "declared war on the South",

Declared War.

Even Lincoln's friends thought this was too strong, too "in your face"  and asked Lincoln to walk that "slavery will end or the Union will end" back.

Lincoln refused to walk it back, and mentioned it repeatedly.



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STRINGING QUOTES TOGETHER
TO FOOL STUPID PEOPLE

You could string together just Lincoln's quotes, letters, speech excerpts, like that and make Lincoln seem like he is eager for war to kick slavery in the ass. 

It all depends which quotes, which actions, and which context you want to distort. 

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AN EXAMPLE
 WHY CONTEXT IS NECESSARY 

DEPORTATION 

It's true that Lincoln did speak several times about deportation.   Just like other topics, you can take edited quotes and do whatever you want. You can make Lincoln seem entirely against any deportation if you want, or for forced deportation.  Whatever way you want to spin it, you can find quotes for it.

Lincoln not only never deported anyone -- he actually sent the US navy to RESCUE blacks who "self deported" -- who wanted to leave the US -- and went to South America during the Civil War. 

But more importantly - context. Did you know (Lincoln sure did know) that Southern leaders openly spoke of killing all blacks if they had to free them?   Did you  know that Southern speakers were getting crowds to cheer killing blacks because ending slavery was going to "exterminate"  the white race.

Not a few nuts -- but the top Southern leaders were ALREADY killing, ALREADY torturing and excusing the killings, excusing the tortures based on the white race being exterminated?

We do not teach any of this. The ISIS like violence, the killing, the tortures, the boasting of killing and tortures -- the offical public declaration that the South might have to "kill with our own hands" all the freed blacks is something LINCOLN knew well. Southern leaders knew well.

But people today don't know at all, or only as an oddity mentioned in a few books. This was no oddity mentioned in a few books.

And the "deportations"  were not forced deportations anyway.   Lincoln did not stop blacks from hiring ships to take less than 1/3 of 1% of free blacks out of the US.  But he did rescue a shipload of free blacks  that went to South America and were starving there.   He never deported any black, and said it was impossible and unjust to (forcibly) deport free slaves.

Why not show Southern speeches boasting -- or at least admitting -- they would kill the blacks rather than free them?  Not a word.

Why not show Lincoln's rescue of blacks that did leave the US and found starvation in South America?

See, it depends what facts you use. 


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But to understand any of that, to even have a clue, you'd first need to know how vile and violent the pro slavery crowd was.  They did not bluff.  They did not threaten without then acting on their threats. As you will see, it was a crime in most of the United States to publish anti-slavery newspapers, or speak publicly against slavery.   In all of the South it was that way (which was geographically much larger than the North).

LINCOLN DEFIES THE LAW IN KANSAS 

As you will see, Lincoln even went to Kansas - and there spoke against slavery, even though Southern leaders had enacted laws there that made it a crime to speak publically or publish anti-slavery newspapers.

It was of course legal in Illinois to speak against slavery -- but depending where you were -- and depending on the context (such as Stephen A Douglas screaming that you wanted white daughters to sleep with "Niggers)   it was a dangerous proposition.

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MANY IN NORTH HATED LINCOLN,  TOO 

 Northern newspapers (many of them)  hated Lincoln for the same reason Stephen A Douglas attacked him --- Lincoln's long history of kicking slavery in the ass.

Rather than misquote Lincoln to make him look like he was okay with slavery, as many do now, at the time, they misquoted Lincoln and made it seem like he was a traitor, and wanted your daughters to sleep with "Niggers"





The point is -- now and then -- people have misquoted Lincoln, or ignored context, to make him appear any way the speaker wanted.

Not that hard to do, either. Because Lincoln routinely -- regularly - habitually -- would seem to agree with a proposition (such as blacks and whites are not equal)  but then in the next sentence blast the living hell out of that same proposition.

Lincoln knew, better than your history teacher, what the public was like at the time.  He knew that to stand up and say "Yeah, your daughters should be free to sleep  with whichever color man or woman she wants to"  that he would be lucky to make it out of town breathing. 

So Lincoln seemed to agree -- then lowered the boom "But in her natural right she is my equal and the equal of any man".

You need the full quotes, and context.

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Illinois papers - the same ones that said Frederick Douglass should be hung for speaking against slavery -- trashed Lincoln.   Lincoln was "Niggerism"   and "a traitor"  who would destroy the white race.

Here are the newspaper articles urging the death of Frederick Douglas -- remember, Lincoln had to go to this city and speak against slavery.  An editorial in Quincy paper urged DEATH to Frederick Douglass for such things. This was not typical -- but many papers loathed anyone, even in Illinois, that simply said we must stop the SPREAD of slavery.





Quincy is just ONE of the cities Stephen A Douglas went into his "Nigger rants" according to local papers.

Douglas (Stephen A) knew exactly what he was doing trashing Lincoln this way.  He was winning -- he had Lincoln on the ropes. Lincoln had to spend much of his time claiming he never said white women should sleep with Negroes.

Meanwhile, the white male audience had a lot of visions in their head of their daughters sleeping with "Niggers".

And Douglas won - easily.

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But but but -- that  can't be, right?  We are told by "historians" who refer continually to 8 or 9 quotes, by Lincoln (out of context quotes).   There is no way on earth we need to know more than 8 or 9 quotes (out of context)  about Lincoln, right?

LINCOLN'S LONG HISTORY 
OF KICKING SLAVERY IN THE ASS -- 

To understand Lincoln, no one would disagree with the notion that you'd have to understand what was going on at the time.

Are we told about Lincoln's "obsession for Nigger rights" ?  

Are we told Lincoln was hated all over Illinois -- where editors called Lincoln "Negro Worshiper"   whose "Niggerism" will have white women sleep with "negroes"  or "Niggers".

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THE EMOTIONAL ENERGY 

WHAT MATTERED MOST  

The emotional energy in the Lincoln Douglas debates was NOT Dred Scott issue, NOT Declaration of Independence -  not even Kansas Act and Dred Scott.

The emotional weapon -- and Douglas won the election because of it -- was the hate and fear instilled by Stephen A Douglas.  Douglas did not just mention "your daughters will sleep with Niggers".

Douglas took his time, an painted a picture of your wife walking down the street with "Nigggers".  He told the men (only male voters, and mostly only males at the debates)  that your daughters will sleep with "Niggers".   The white race will be destroyed.  You will be judged by black on juries.   Blacks will vote.

But Douglas was loaded -- he had done his homework. He knew Lincoln's history -- knew every vote, every published speech. He had been a dozens of Lincoln's speeches over the years.   In fact, Douglas was once much like Lincoln on abolition -- until political power paid him more to support slave owners.  Newspapers even then called Douglas "The slave owner's Senator".



Were Douglas, and dozens of newspapers, lying when they told of Lincoln's actions -- his rejections of Mexican War?  Were they lying when they told of Lincoln trying to end slavery in District of Columbia?

Did they have enough facts like that to justify their term "obsession"  and " radical" for the Negro.   

One thing for sure -- they sure as hell had Lincoln running backwards in every debate. Lincoln had to explain why he was so much against slavery, why he said all men are created equal, and most of all, Lincoln had to try to win an election,  even if he had to parse words, than to lose every election, and be of no use at all in ending the spread of slavery.

Did Lincoln's enemies, North and South,  make up Lincoln's "treason" against the United States for being against the Mexican War because it was done at the behest of slave power to double the size of land for slavery?

I can't help it you did not know, and are not taught, the US went to War to spread slavery.  Most high school and college history classes -- at best -- mention slavery being "an issue". 

It was not an ISSUE -- it was why the hell the US went to war against Mexico.  Lincoln certainly was not alone in telling the truth about it.   Nor was he alone in trying to stop the spread of slavery into the lands just stolen.

Did Lincoln's enemies then  make up Lincoln's efforts -- 40 times-  to stop the spread of slavery into the lands just stolen from Mexico?


Did they make up Lincoln's amazing efforts to end slavery in District of Columbia in 1840's?

Hell no they didn't make it up. You will have to ask your history teachers why they never told you this in a clear way.   It was known at the time. And Lincolns enemies -- IN THE NORTH -- made it as clear as they humanly possibly could.

Lincoln is obsessed with "Nigger equality".   And they had the facts to back it up. 



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Those who "Trash Lincoln" now attack him for just the opposite reason.

He was not radical enough (though he sure the hell was, and got the job done).   He was not for equality (He sure as hell was for equality under the law- - a dangerous position that got him killed eventually).

  Every word hurled at Lincoln by Stephen Douglas was valid factually.  As you will see Douglas had his own "Lincoln" quotes, and beat Lincoln over the head with his own words.

He also ran from side to side of the stage screaming it.  Douglas saw it was working -- the crowd, according to newspapers then -- yelled "Down with Niggers".

And of course Lincoln LOST those early races for exactly that reason.  Lincoln was sure to lose the POTUS election in 1860, for the same reason, until 3 candidates ran against him.  Lincoln did get more votes than any other person, but 60% of Americans voted against Lincoln.

Remember that.

More than Lincoln's actions against slavery, they hated his words. 

Words about equality of the races.


Words about the United States will end or slavery will end.

Words about any black woman is equal to any white man in all the rights under the Declaration of Independence.

Words and Actions. Lincoln's full words.  Full actions.

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HOW WOULD YOU KNOW?
YOU ONLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TOLD

It's not your fault you don't know.  For example, at Lincoln Douglas debates, even college courses about the debates simply don't mention that Douglas screamed -- as he ran back and forth on the stage -- that Lincoln wanted your daughters to sleep with "Niggers".

He didn't just mention it. He went into "Nigger rants".

Not because he was insane - but because he was smart.   Douglas won -- easily won -- that election to the Senate.  Bloomington papers reported that 80% - four out of five -- voters below Bloomington were for Douglas because Douglas showed how Lincoln was "radical for the Nigger".

Hating anyone who was that "radical"  -- that they would have your daughters sleep with "Niggers"  was smart politics anywhere.  In fact, no where in the US was it publically acceptable, much less politically smart, to say "If your daughter wants to sleep with a black man, that's her business".  

Anyone who said something like that was in danger from a mob of white men.

WORD GAMES -- 

Okay get all the damn words, then let's play 

Surprisingly,  this basic truth (that one must know context) is in a way, thrown to the side by hundreds of "Lincoln experts"  who not only ignore what was going on, not only don't show what was going on, but worse, they often cherry pick a few words here, and few words there -- ignoring or minimizing his full speeches.   Even ignoring  or minimizing his full actions. 

Obsessed with equality for blacks, Douglas said  over and over?  Surely Douglas lost his mind, or was making things up for a speech. We are told Lincoln didn't really care. Douglas should have checked with guys like Eric Foner or Shelby Foote, and hundreds of others.  Ten minutes with those historians, and  Stephen A Douglas would not be so stupid. 

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Lincoln was "reluctant"  to end slavery.

Lincoln had to be dragged into ending slavery.

Even more absurd (when you know all the facts) is the bizarre allegation that Lincoln "used slavery" for political gain.   Actually, as you will see, Lincoln was lucky he was not killed sooner -- and he was killed hours after a speech he gave about voting rights for "educated blacks".

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Lincoln obsessed for equality?  
I have yet to meet a single high school history teacher who has a clue that in every Lincoln Douglas debate, Lincoln was accused of "being obsessed with equality for the Nigger."

Not just accused -- Douglas ran from side to side screaming it.  Douglas went into detail about Lincoln's "obsession" for "Nigger equality".  Quincy papers said Douglas went into his "nigger rant"  -- which actually was a common "rant" by Douglas once he started running against Lincoln.

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DOUGLAS HAD THE GOODS

Douglas not only read numerous quotes from Lincoln (he carried a satchel of Lincoln's speeches), where Lincoln said blacks and whites are equal -- more than that, Douglas listed LIncoln's actions and positions for equality.

Douglas and Illinois papers, ironically, did a  better job showing Lincoln's profound words and actions against slavery, that almost any modern "historian".  

For example, Douglas and Illinois papers trashed Lincoln for years about his "treason" against the United States for being against the Mexican War.  And indeed, Lincoln was against it.

Why?  Because Lincoln knew -- and said publically -- that the Mexican War was  contrived deception and violence to expand the reach of slavery.  Which ts was -- and even slave owners in the South, like Henry Clay, agreed entirely with Lincoln.

Lincoln's enemies forever used Lincoln's act of bravery and honesty against him, because he stood up to Slave Power at the time of Mexican War.

Interestingly,  Foner (who likes to tell folks that Lincoln "was nothing special" )  has to be very careful how he manages to make Lincoln appear "uncaring" or "reluctant"  to end slavery, because there is little else Lincoln actually did  BUT kick slavery in the ass or try to.

Yes -- yes -- Lincoln parsed words.  Lincoln wisely parsed words.  You had to parse words or be hated, even attacked, where Lincoln was, when he was.   So Douglas, and newspapers of the time, eviscerated Lincoln for being "radical for the Nigger"  based on Lincoln's full speeches, and full actions.

Today, any number of people trash Lincoln for just the opposite. Almost always by selective quotes, out of context,  and ignoring his full speeches and actions.

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ENDING SLAVERY IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN 


In 1848, Lincoln tried to end slavery in the District of Columbia.  

So he had just stood up to President Polk.  He had just challenged slave power and the POTUS for pushing slavery, doubling the size of slavery.

Forty times--  remember this -- 40 times, Lincoln tried to get Congress to bar slavery from going into the land just stolen to spread slavery.

I need to repeat that again.

Forty times Lincoln tried to get Congress to bar slavery from going into the land just stolen.  So he tried to stop the war.  Exposed it as being a violent ploy to spread slavery --  and then tried to stop it.

Still think Foner is right that Lincoln was "nothing special"?   Foner needed the "nothing special" nonsense --which is fine, except nothing is further from the truth.

Parsing words was the only way Lincoln could get anything done -- so he did that.   What was special about Lincoln is that he operated  in a time and place when just the idea of blacks walking freely in the North, able to walk down sidewalks with white women, caused hateful responses.

 Lincoln tried to get things done by consensus rather than hatred and war -- Lincoln was kicking slavery in the ass, even as he spoke in  a way not to infuriate those who saw slavery as Godly, or necessary for the white race to live.

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THE PRICE OF NOT SPREADING SLAVERY


Yes -- there were those (see below) who claimed loudly and proudly that the White Race would be "exterminated"  if slavery did not spread.   Not some nuts drinking at a bar, but the top leaders in the South were quiet clear. We must expand slavery, or the white race will be exterminated.

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HOW TO GET CROWDS TO CHEER "DOWN WITH NIGGERS"

Another thing known commonly in North and South was crowds in both places could be induced by hatred and fear of free blacks.

Lincoln, of course, was well aware of this basic truth -- he could not help it if your history teacher bothered to learn this or tell you about it.   

In fact, everyone in the North was aware of the fear and hate mongering against ending slavery, on the basis of black men would then be free to "sleep with your daughters".

Abolitionist were "on an evil course to destroy the American church"  -- even inspired by Satan, said some in the South.  

We are not taught any of this.  But when Lincoln rose to speak, as he did thousands of times.  this is what Lincoln actually faced.

You might find -- in Foner, or McPherson, or any of 100 other historians, a brief mention of this. But we do not learn it as the basic emotional and political reality of the time -- and the danger, the physical danger, Lincoln and others faced for being "Radical for Niggers".

"Down with Niggers"  -- a response by the crowds to Douglas "rants"  about what Lincoln supposedly wanted.  Let that sink in.  Douglas got the crowd to yell "Down with Niggers".

Douglas (and others) thought this technique of pumping up fear and hate of the black race to stop Lincoln was a smart idea, he used it over, and over and over.  So did others.

Strange indeed, then, that most historians have simply not learned and don't bother with this basic fact of life in Lincoln's time, and in all elections from 1840's to 1860.

Douglas was right -- this hate and fear mongering worked. He defeated Lincoln easily in the US Senate race  (that what's the debates were for, Lincoln- Douglas Senate race)

Southern politicians were also right.  By pumping up fear and hate against the black male, the more extreme speakers got more attention, more cheers.

It was that time, that place, and in those circumstances Lincoln lived.  Most white males (the only voters, essentially)- - even in the North -- were afraid of  and even hateful towards abolitionists, because politicians like Douglas made males think of their daughters "sleeping with Niggers".

And Douglas did this in the Lincoln- Douglas debates. It was no side issue. No one minute slogan.

It was the central message of the day, by those who served slave interests: free the Negro and it's death of the white race. 

UBIQUITOUS 

AND

EFFECTIVE 

Lincoln lost that election -- and he lost others.  Douglas was able to paint Lincoln, using Lincoln's own quotes for equality, against him. 

If you don't understand that people were still being killed, even in Illinois, for being "radical for Niggers"  as Douglas shouted -- you don't know US history.  And you don't know Lincoln.

Not your fault.  It's the fault of our US textbooks, controlled to an astonishing extent by Southern school boards, would never allow the basic- and very real -- ugly history of 1820-1860, and the US Civil War, into classrooms. 

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What does the Declaration of Independence have to do with Lincoln?




But but but -- Lincoln was not against slavery, not really, how can he be radical?

How could anyone claim Lincoln was obsessed "with equality for Niggers"?

How could Frederick Douglass  say Lincoln was radical and swift, zealous and determined?

Radical?  Swift?  Zealous?  Oh those stupid people. Did they not read those 8 quotes by Lincoln?

RADICAL

SWIFT


OBSESSED

DETERMINED?

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You  heard  that "Lincoln didn't really care"  about slaves or slavery.   Eric Foner said "Lincoln was nothing special"  about race or  slavery, and only by the "fiery trial" of the Civil War did Lincoln come around. 

God, such bullshit. When you learn Lincoln's FULL speeches, and his ACTIONS,  you will see just how radical Lincoln was.

 Lincoln, and the world, were  lucky he did not get a bullet to the brain much sooner than he did.


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KICKING THE SHIT OUT OF SLAVERY.  

Plenty of "historians"  have taken 8 to 12 quotes from Lincoln, and rather  deceptively used those to characterize Lincoln as "slow" or "reluctant"  to end slavery.

Foner took more than 60 quotes, but when you look up the quotes, you see there is much more to the story.  Much much more. Foner seemed not just willing to distort, he seemed eager to minimize -- and ignore context repeatedly.

Foner could have used quotes where Lincoln said slave owners should be kicked to death - KICKED TO DEATH.

Foner could have used quotes where Lincoln yelled "We won't let you" spread slavery and destroy the United States.

Foner could have used the quotes where Lincoln exposed the endless violence that South was using to spread slavery.

Foner could have used the quotes where Lincoln made it very clear (and correctly so) that the South fully intended to spread slavery into the North as well -- and they did intend that, as you can see from official Jeff Davis documents.

Context -- and the truth -- is a BFD.   Too bad Foner didn't care more about context and truth. You can learn a lot about Lincoln and Civil War from Foner, but you can also be misled.

 Over half the time, Foner simply doesn't show context,  and when he does, he is not totally candid. He seemed to want to portray Lincoln was "on fire" against slavery "late in the game".

 Lincoln was kicking slavery in the ass -- parsing words at times, yes, and wisely so.  But Lincoln earned every insult he got from slave owners and men who represented them, like Stephen A Douglas.

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SMART TO STAY ALIVE

SMART TO GET ELECTED
SMART TO CHANGE THE COUNTRY

There is no earthly reason for Lincoln to be more outwardly hateful and violent against slavery than he was.  He was radical as hell, as you will see, over all.  And most of all, he got the job done.

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ONCE THE SOUTH STARTED THE WAR 

  (yes they did, and bragged about it)

WINNING THE WAR
WAS A GOOD IDEA



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GREELEY LETTER

HINT-   NOT TO GREELEY 

Lincoln words =  a million men. 
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Probably no letter in US history was smarter than Lincoln's open letter to Horace Greeley.   Yet take that letter out of context, ignore Lincoln's own explanation for the letter, and you can make it sound like Lincoln is terrible.

Never mind that at the same time Lincoln wrote this brilliant letter, Southern leaders were boasting of killing to spread slavery -- as you will see below.

So the "double whammy"  by historians like Foner is not only factually misleading, worse, it makes people dumber, not smarter, about what happened leading up the the Civil War, and how Lincoln was able to win the war. 

Foner and others do give a "nod" to Lincoln for keeping Kentucky and the other border states out of the Confederacy with his brilliant letter to Greeley about Union.   They do mention, as if they are speaking of a trivial aspect,  that Lincoln had to keep the border states or the war is over.

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LINCOLN'S WORDS TO GREELEY= 1 million men in battle.

Maybe the smartest words every written in US military history -- is Lincoln's letter to Greeley.

So Lincoln parsed words. 


First of all, the letter was NOT to Greeley.   Yes, Greeley's name was at the top.

The audience  was the people in Kentucky and all the border states, then in the process of joining the confederacy -- or not.

Leaders in war often parse words. You know, like Churchill. Like everyone every involved in wars.  At times, you are very careful what you say-- and wisely so.

 Lincoln parsing words about Union was the only way the North could win the Civil War.  I can't help it if you did not know but without the border states staying with the Union -- or at least not joining the Confederacy,  the war is over.

O V E R.  Not just over, but the South wins, and as promised, slavery spreads.  (So you would also need to know Southern War Ultimatums.  Not Southern suggestions -- Southern WAR ULTIMATUMS.)

Without Kentucky, as Lincoln wisely said, and others agreed, the war was over.  LIncoln worked extremely hard, and wisely to, to keep Kentucky from joining the CSA. And he succeeded.  

Yes, Lincoln could have said "Golly. I better not give people 100 years from now the wrong Idea. I better not say just what I have said for years -- but say it in a clever way, so that the border states don't join the confederacy".

But Lincoln didn't say that or think that. Lincoln was  busy trying to keep those borders states from fighting to SPREAD slavery per Southern War Ultimatums, already issued.

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Lincoln said he wanted GOD on his side -- but he had to have Kentucky.  

The letter to Greeley -- which seems every high school history teacher knows by heart -- very likely won the war.  If Lincoln did not write that public letter (it was not a private letter, it was meant to hit the newspapers and be a BFD -- and it did. It hit the newspapers and was  BFD)  Kentucky, and maybe other states join the confederacy.

It's hard to know, but keeping Kentucky out of the Confederacy was likely worth a million soldiers -- and saved that many lives.  Lincoln's letter was honest -- read it closely.  And read it in context of what he already said.   But he wrote it in a way that cooled things off in Kentucky and other border states.  Lincoln wrote that keeping Union was his primary goal.

ONE SENTENCE
POWERFUL 

But he had also said- - just not in this letter -- that keeping the Union together would destroy slavery.  One would die- - slavery or Union.  If Lincoln just added that one sentence- - slavery will die if I keep this Union together-- Kentucky joins the Confederacy and slavery spreads, as promised by Southern War Ultimatums.

So Lincoln left that sentence out -- and in so doing, won the Civil War.  Not a bad return for omitting one sentence -- a sentence he had said over and over and over already. But in the letter to Greeley -- Lincoln wisely left it out. 





Lincoln explained repeatedly why he wrote that --it was his way to "slay the snake"  of slavery "without killing the children".   

Stephen Douglas - - and newspapers that hated Lincoln -- did not just spout "Lincoln is obsessed with Negro equality" and other things.

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LINCOLN HATERS PROVE IT 

Lincoln haters proved  it.   They showed his actions -- and full speeches, to the public.  They quoted him -- and told of his actions. His radical "obsession for Nigger equality" actions.

Nor were they mistaken -- or lying.   They quoted Lincoln, they showed his actions (see below).  And his enemies made sure Lincoln was hated in much of Illinois (especially South of Bloomington) that Lincoln never did win a head -to head election after 1847.

What happened in 1847?   Lincoln tried to stop the spread of slavery over 40 times -- and then tried to end slavery in District of Columbia.


Sadly -- and even stupidly, or deceptively -- some "historians"   will  try to paint Lincoln as slow or reluctant to end slavery.  Somehow, those same "historians"  either minimize greatly, or do not even tell you how Lincoln was hated for being "obsessed with equality"   that it was not even physically safe for him everwhere he went. 

People, even in Illinois, were still in danger, still being killed in fact, for being "too radical"  for "Niggers"  during Lincoln's life time there.  

In Quincy, for example, newspapers called for the DEATH of Frederick Douglass for even speaking against slavery.  Let me repeat that -- in Quincy (where I grew up)  a newspaper there called for Frederick Douglass to be HUNG for speaking against slavery in Kansas.

Don't believe me?

See for yourself.


' When Stephen A Douglas screamed -- and ran from side to side of the stage screaming -- that Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with "Niggers,"  he also told the crowd that Lincoln was friends with Frederick Douglass.

Why?   Because Stephen A Douglass knew many people in Illinois hated and feared black males, if they were freed, would sleep with your daughters.

Not kind of. Not sort of. Not in a way. Douglas (Stephen A) won using this approach.   It is WHY Douglas won!  And if Lincoln had faced Douglas head to head, for POTUS in 1860, Douglas would have won again, for the same reason.   But in 1860, three candidates ran against Lincoln.  Lincoln only won because the other three split the vote.


Douglas (Stephen A) and others pointed out very clearly Lincoln's history of being anti-slavery and pro equality.  They did not make things up, they used Lincoln's own quotes against him.  

They also referred to things you probably never heard about Lincoln -- Lincoln Lincoln standing up to the President (Polk) and exposing to the public that the Mexican War was largely a way slave power used to double the land for SLAVERY.

Did you know Lincoln did that?

They also exposed Lincoln's many speeches where he said blacks and whites are equal in their natural rights- -   Douglas actually carried copies of Lincoln's speeches and read them to the crowds in the 1858 debates to prove Lincoln was "radical for Negroes"

Newspapers in Illinois even claimed the Negro was "Lincoln's client".   Lincoln only cared for the Negro -- "Niggerism" is what some Northern newspapers accused Lincoln of. 

Then Lincoln had to get up to speak.

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KICKING SLAVERY IN THE ASS
WHILE PARSING WORDS AT TIMES.

EFFECTIVE....

All the while, from 1847, no one, not John Brown, not Frederick Douglass, not anyone North or South, was as EFFECTIVE as Lincoln to kick slavery in the ass..

Yes, Lincoln had to parse words -- no kidding.  People were still being killed in Illinois during Lincoln's political time there, and killed elsewhere, for speaking too "radically"  for "niggers".
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LINCOLN DIFFUSED ANGER 
AT EVERY SPEECH  

Since we do not teach -- even in college text books -- that the crowds Lincoln faced often hated and feared blacks.   Why?  They were told hundreds of times that black men would take their daughters -- "sleep with your daughters"  and your wife will "walk down the street with Niggers".

Even in the debates, Stephen Douglas had the crowds churned up,  and at times, when Douglas painted them a picture of Lincoln making their daughters sleep with "Niggers"  the crowds yelled "DOWN WITH NIGGERS"

Then Lincoln had to speak.

And Lincoln had to justify his past speeches about equality for all -- white and black -- under the Declaration of Independence.

They more famous Lincoln got -- the more men like Douglas (Stephen A) used this technique.  But newspapers used it too, it was common, only Stephen A  Douglas was the master of it, in the North.

I have yet to meet one "history teacher" who even knows crowds yelled "Down with Niggers"   and that Douglas repeatedly -- at every debate --came up with some very energetic version of screaming "Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers".

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NOT JUST A ONE AND DONE YELLING

Since most people today (even history teachers) don't know the hatred and fear of blacks pumped up by men like Stephen A Douglas (and many others, including newspapers)  it's hard from folks to grasp what that meant for Lincoln or anyone who was against the spread of slavery.

To be against the SPREAD of slavery -- just that much, just be against the SPREAD of slavery-- was going to "destroy the white race".



We must expand slavery -- or the slaves will exterminate us.  And the men will sleep with our daughters. And our wives will walk down the street with "negroes" or "Niggers".

"Niggerism"  was a word coined to attack those -- like Lincoln -- who simply tried to stop the spread of slavery against state's rights.  

Kansas rejected slavery by 95% --see below. But Southern leaders still demanded the spread of slavery there (another basic fact most history teachers are clueless about).

 This is the kind of argument heard from 1840's on, and grew exponentially as some, like Lincoln, were considered dangerous to whites --just by stopping the SPREAD of slavery.

So no kidding, LIncoln  parsed words (at times) in the Lincoln Douglas debates, because moments before Lincoln spoke, the most powerful speaker of the century (some said so) had just tore into Lincoln for part of an hour, telling the crowds that their daughters will "sleep with Niggers"  and their wives will "walk with Niggers"   and your kids will be in schools with "Niggers". 

Lincoln had to explain -- which he did -- he did not mean blacks and whites are "perfectly equal" in all ways.  "Perhaps" we are not equal in height, he said in several speeches.  

"Just because I do not want a black woman for a wife, does not mean I want her for a slave.  I can just let her alone.  In some respects she is not my equal any more than I am a Judge Douglas's equal, in some respects.  But in her natural right to have the bread she makes with her own hands she IS MY EQUAL AND THE EQUAL OF ANY MAN"

Douglas did not always use the term "Nigger" -- but when he got worked up -- as he did against Lincoln repeatedly -  and ran from side to side of the stage screaming it,  Douglas did use the term Nigger.

And he made sure  -- damn sure -- the white males in the audience has a graphic image in their heads of their own daughters sleeping with "Niggers". 

Douglas was not coy -- he went for the jugular, and it worked.  Douglas won.  In fact, it was not even close.  In the 1858 Senate race (the debates were for that race) Douglas won handily. 

And he won -- according to Bloomington IL editors -- because 80% of downstate Illinois citizens were very impressed with Douglas characterization of their daughters "sleeping with Niggers"

It's not my fault, by the way, that no one told you.   Certainly Foner didn't make this clear, McPherson, Catton, and a dozen other historians.  If they mentioned it - they did not make it clear. 

This -- that Lincoln was "obsessed with equality for Niggers" was the central issue of the campaign -- and in US politics.   You are not told that, but you should have been told, in our text books and by the "historians" who for reasons of their own, have never candidly shown this, much less made it clear it was the central emotional issue, that Douglas won because of it, and the fear mongering about "Niggers"  would be so great, it lasts until this day. 

Lincoln also parsed words so that the crowds learned something new -- that blacks ARE equal to any white person in their natural rights.  That was Lincoln's basic message.  You might be stunned to hear that was Lincoln's basic mention, if you read Foner, McPherson and some others.  You could assume from the quotes they pick that Lincoln was anything but for equal rights. 

What Foner (and many others) forget to mention is this.... while Lincoln did parse words at times, he was at the same time kicking the living shit out of slavery, and kept kicking slavery till it died.

Too complicated?

Need time? 

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WHAT FREDERICK DOUGLASS KNEW

Frederick Douglass knew what Lincoln was doing, and why. 

Douglass was not fooled by  folks who knew a few out of context quotes, as many are today.

Douglass himself chastised Lincoln repeatedly in his newspaper.  It was Douglass who got Lincoln to include black men as soldiers in the Union Army -- that by itself changed everything.  

Douglass knew that most people - - even in the North -- would not walk across the street to save blacks from slavery in the South. 


Douglas also knew that -- because of incessant hate mongers by men like Stephen A Douglas, and newspapers North and south -- white males were often terrified that freeing the slaves would mean black men would sleep with their daughters, walk down the street with their wives, be on juries,  and vote.

Again and again -- and again - - Lincoln's enemies painted that picture. 

Lincoln's "Niggerisms"  said some newspapers in Illinois.

Lincoln lost elections -- badly --  in  Southern Illinois, and newspaper editors bluntly said it was because of Lincoln's "Niggerisms".   Douglas (and others) had painted Lincoln into a corner.  You want equality for Niggers - and our daughters would be sleeping with Niggers.  Hell no.

I can't help it that we are not taught this ugly and vile way of campaigning against Lincoln.  We should teach it, we would know what Lincoln faced.  But no high school text book even mentions this basic truth of that time -- and as far as I know, if any college text books mention it, it's a mention, and not the basic information shared with students.

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FEAR WORKS  

Douglass knew that most whites -- even in the North - would not walk across the street to help free a slave.   The public did not like slavery -- but they hated and fear black males. Many believed black men would take the white women, something pounded into their heads by men like Stephen A Douglas.

"When you understand that most whites in the North would not walk across the street to help free a slave -you will understand how amazing Lincoln was."




 Lincoln was OBLIGATED to proceed as wisely and surely as he could.   

It was Congressional law, and ruled by the Supreme Court,   that owning slaves was a right.    Lincoln had no legal power to end slavery, no "warrant" as Lincoln called it.

And more even than no "warrant" to end slavery where it was, Lincoln had no public support for that. 

The North soldiers would NOT  fight to end slavery.   They might fight for "Union".   They might fight to stop the spread of slavery into Kansas and the West.   But they would not fight to end slavery where it was. 



There were huge riots in the North against against sending men to fight to end slavery in the South.  As difficult as the war was in the South, Lincoln's biggest problem was keeping the Union together and getting enough support in the North to win the war, on any basis. 

IF LINCOLN WERE STUPID 

If  Lincoln was stupid about it -- he could lose the war in the first three months.  Over and over, and over, Lincoln had promised to simply stop the SPREAD of slavery.  

Over and over -- Lincoln explained just stopping the SPREAD of slavery would eventually end slavery.   There was no will, no warrant, not legal ability, and no public support to forcibly end legal and constitutional slavery in the South.  He hated slavery.  But the only way to end it was by legal means, and that meant by public support.

PUBLIC SENTIMENT

Lincoln called it "public sentiment".  With public sentiment, you can do anything.  Without it, you can do nothing.

There was no public sentiment for a war to end slavery.  The Civil War did not start as a war to end slavery.   It started as a war to spread slavery -- and in that war (started by the South) slavery did end.  But it was not Lincoln's stated or private intention to end slavery by war.

Lincoln  sought to end slavery,  in public and private statements, by legal means.  That would mean the public was agreeable to ending slavery. 

Lincoln  did end slavery by legal means -- and by public sentiment that had changed over time  -- by the 13th Amendment.

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 In any speech -- any sentence, Lincoln could give slave power exactly what it wanted. 

  South leaders insisted blacks would kill whites if freed.  

Most folks in the South did not own slaves -- in fact, according to Hinton Helper, if the South were allowed to vote on slavery, the public would likely vote against slavery.

South leaders insisted blacks would take white women, kill all whites, exterminate the white race.  This was the common and effective ploy by Southern leaders.

You may not have been told that, but this was the basic message of Southern leaders and some in the North -- like Stephen A Douglas.

"Niggers" will marry your daughters  was not a throw away line. Douglas (Stephen A) repeated this dozens to times- - screaming it, but similiar memes were in newspapers North and South.  Southern leaders got  crowds to cheer such speeches.



HOW TO LOSE THE WAR

AND SPREAD SLAVERY TO 90% OF USA

IN ONE DUMB SPEECH 


  If Lincoln even mentioned -- hinted - that he intended to end slavery as soon as possible in this war, Kentucky, and all the border states join the Confederacy. 

That is not an understatement.  The border states were 100%  crucial -- not 99%. Not 98%.   If Kentucky, by itself, went to the Confederacy,  the Union faced an almost impossible job of stopping the spread of slavery.

And to understand this -- you must know the South was at war to spread slavery -- and boasted of it, at the time.  I can't help it you were not told that, but see their own war ultimatums, and their own speeches, their own documents, boasting they were at war to spread slavery.




So if Kentucky joins that war effort --the war is over.  Kentucky was the most populated state, with the most resources to help either side.    Lincoln famously said (correctly) that he wanted God on his side-- but he needed Kentucky.

 Washington DC is surrounded by slave states and Confederate soldiers.  If those border states go with CSA, US not only breaks apart, slavery spreads by force exactly as Southern War Ultimatums demanded. 

This is yet another basic truth of the US Civil War you won't find in text books -- Southern War ultimatums, and speeches, and documents, where they boasted clearly and in context they were at war to SPREAD slavery.

Not kinda.

Not sorta.

Not in a way.

Lincoln knew that -- I can't help it no one told you.

Lincoln had to keep the Union together to stop the spread of slavery. slavery. He knew it, Southern leaders knew it. Frederick Douglass didn't like it, but he knew it as well as Lincoln did. 

Southern leaders knew it best of all.  If the Union remains- they can not spread slavery as their own War Ultimatums and actions made clear that was their goal. 


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Stephen A Douglas -- and dozens of others -- trashed Lincoln again and again, to  his face, behind his back, in the press, for his "Niggerism"  and "obsession for equality.

Since Douglas himself thought this was important enough that he yelled it -- ran from side to side of the stage yelling it -- repeated it to Lincoln's face,  repeated in behind his back, why on earth to "historians" not make this clear?

Hell, almost none even mention it. Guelzo does cover it -- he rocks -- but even he does not tie this to a much larger "Niggers will destroy the white race by taking our women"  thing going on in the newspapers and public forums, speeches, etc. 

Douglass KNEW Lincoln was hated -- despised -- then killed - for his actions and words for equality 

Frederick Douglass was not fooled by distorted bullshit -- he had been tortured as a slave.  He saw women whipped to death by an owner -- as the owner yells scripture to cover the cries of the dying slave he whipped.

Douglass knew what Lincoln was up against  - in the South and in the North.  He knew, for example, that Lincoln had a horrible reputation from 1847 on, for standing up against slavery when US invaded Mexico and for slave power, doubled the size of slave territories.

I can't help it that you (most folks) don't even know US invaded Mexico and started a war to spread slavery, doubling the size of slavery.   Lincoln knew -- and Lincoln called out President Polk for it.

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BASICS -- WHY NOT TEACH THAT? 
It would help if we taught such basic truths about US spread of slavery, and the violence that always went with the spread of slavery. As Lincoln (and many others) said, slavery always spread by violence.  Never by honorable means, but by means "foul and more foul".
Now -- with Southern War Ultimatums of 1856, and 1861-- the South was again spreading slavery by violence.   Just like we don't teach US went to war against Mexico to double the size of slavery, we also don't mention Southern War Ultimatums -- see Southern War Ultimatums
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Douglass knew  Lincoln was HATED -- despised -- for it by many in ILLINOIS.

Lincoln's political enemies used that against him the rest of his life. Lincoln lost elections for it in ILLINOIS. Lincoln lost repeatedly, and would have lost POTUS race in 1860, if the pro slavery folks had not put up 3 candidates. Lincoln won the most votes -- but 60% of the public voted against Lincoln.

And Lincoln tried  40 times -- 40 times- - did I mention 40 times, to stop the spread of slavery into those areas just stolen by the US in the war against Mexico.

Douglass knew that.  See, it helps when you know

 1) What was going on.   2) What Lincoln did.  3) Why Lincoln was hated for it at the time.




You can carve out sentences here and there -- make Lincoln seem anyway you want.   But in Central Illinois,  and Southern Illinois, people were still being killed for SPEAKING candidly  against slavery,  if anything you said could be turned into "Niggers will sleep with your daughter" .

 Let that sink in.  That is what Lincoln knew, and that is the very real word he operated in.  

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VIOLENCE WAS REAL




A basic problem we have today -- even many "historians" born 100 years later seem stupid about this -- is how violent pro slaver folks were.  

In Illinois people were still being killed -- just for speaking and publishing anti-slavery newspapers.  John Palmer, one of the founders of the Republican Party, and a personal friend of Lincoln, wrote later in life that, even by 1890, it seemed that people had forgotten how violent pro-slavery folks were, and how dangerous it was to openly speak against slavery in many parts OF THE NORTH.

That is even more true today. 

Lincoln wisely -- for his own safety, and for the cause of freedom-- did parse words at times.  Overall, Lincoln was as radical as hell, and earned the hatred of many in Illinois, and of course was killed for how "radical" he was. Within hours of Lincoln speaking about voting rights for "educated blacks" who fought in the Union Army, the man who heard that speech put a bullet in Lincoln's head, changing  his plan from kidnapping to killing.

Lincoln's speech about voting rights for "educated" blacks is actually held against him, as proof of how reluctant he was.  Actually it was proof how brave Lincoln was.   But to know how brave Lincoln was, how radical, historians have to know how violent Southern radicals were, and how a culture of violence existed, with the most status going to those who showed the most violence.

LINCOLNS SPEECHES EFFECTIVE 

Lincoln's amazing speeches -- which some hold up now as being reluctant for equality-- were actually masterpieces, that brought people who hated blacks, and feared blacks, into an entirely different way of thinking.

JOHN BROWN  VS LINCOLN 


John Brown -- a personal friend of Frederick Douglass, actually lived with Frederick Douglass for a time. Brown named his son Frederick in his honor.

Douglass said he only knew one white man who saw blacks and whites as absolute equals, who did not see color first.

But Douglass, who also knew Lincoln, showed how amazingly effective Lincoln was -- Lincoln got it done, in other words. Lincoln became the head of the "great movement" to end slavery -- not John Brown.

Why?  Because Lincoln could change people's minds.  By his speeches, his letters, his actions, the nation changed, adapted. 

John Brown caused a violent backlash in the South that is rarely mentioned today --many blacks were hung after Brown's raid, all over the South, on the mere suspicion they might have been in on Brown's raid.

Worse, Brown's raid fed into the hate and fear mongering for the South, which insisted blacks would kill the white race if they were freed.   It's hard to think of a worse thing to do, that John Brown's raid, at the time. 

The country did not need more hate fear and killing. That is why Lincoln tried so hard, in word and deed, to avoid violence, to settle things any way other than violence. It was the South who decided on violence, not Lincoln. 

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   Douglass also knew 100 things, large and small, about Lincoln.   Like that Lincoln tried to outlaw slavery in District of Columbia in 1848.   For a guy who didn't care about slavery, that Lincoln was sure creating enemies left and right trying to stop slavery.

Again and again, Lilncoln's political opponents trashed Lincoln for these actions. When Stephen A Douglas repeatedly said Lincoln was "obsessed with equality for the Nigger"  -- these actions, and many others, are what Douglas was talking about.

I can't help it that you didn't know. Not my fault. 
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Fremont, nearly helped add four more states to the Confederacy.
If you don't know that, don't blame me.

Lincoln knew it. 

GREELEY'S LETTER
WHY LINCOLN WISELY WROTE IT




Douglass knew, for example, that if Lincoln did not do something to keep the border states out of the Confederacy --  the war is over. Slavery spreads, as Southern leaders promised.   Lincoln said he wanted God on his side, but he needed Kentucky.


If Kentucky goes with the Confederacy,  three other border states likely go too, and the American continent becomes essentially one giant slave nation. The "free states" would be less than 1/5 the size of slave based nation, the Confederacy.  Worse, much worse, the entire idea of government by the people, with the official Declaration that all men are equal, is gone from the earth.  

Kentucky legislature was deciding right then, by violence, by vote, by public displays  of every sort, to join the Confederacy or the Union.  Lincoln's Kentucky friends were doing all they could to keep it in the Union, or at least out of the CSA.  

Fremont could not have damaged their efforts more if he had deliberately done so.

  Likewise the other border states looked as if they would go CSA too. General Fremont had grabbed some slaves in Missouri.  Fremont then announced they were hereby free.  

This was contrary to federal law (it would soon change) and contrary to Dred Scott decision, and contrary to official GOP policy in Congress. But by far the most important part of this -- it gave pro Confederate politicians exactly what they needed to prove to the people Lincoln was going to get the white race killed.



In fact, Lincoln has specifically told him -- and the world -- we will follow the laws, odious as they may be.  We have no "warrant" (no public opinion, and no legal right) to militarily end slavery. Only by legal means can we end slavery.  

 Keep the Union together, Lincoln said over and over, and slavery WILL end by either a Constitutional Amendment (which he did)  or by rehearing for Dred Scott decision.

Violence would simply not work -- there was almost no public support in the North for a war to end slavery in the South.  Maybe -- just maybe -- Lincoln could get them to defend UNION because of the spread of slavery was by force.  We must proceed by legal means, with public sentiment behind us. Not by illegal means and force.  That will not work. 

Slavery ends -- or the Union ends. This was not just the sum total of Lincoln's House Divided speech, it was in every speech he made, one way or another, for years. 

Lincoln knew the sentiment of people in the North -- was NOT, remember this -- NOT -- to do anything to bother slavery by military force where it already existed.  Slavery must end if the Union is preserved, because slavery must spread to continue.  

Confederates immediately used Fremont's major mistake to their advantage -- whipped up fear and hate of slaves being freed -- to kill whites.  Now Lincoln and the Union Army are doing what we told you they were doing -- they are freeing the "Niggers"  who will massacre us.

Did you know -- (just kidding, no you don't know)  this was the reaction to Fremont's  public declaration of freeing the slaves by military force?   Lincoln knew this fed directly into the hands of those in border states who were already about to join the Confederacy.

 Over and over people in the South were told that freed slaves would kill them -- and here, Fremont had officially done what was contrary to the present law.

Lincoln would change that law -- soon, by his Emancipation Procomation.  And then change it more with his 13 Amendment.

But first, he had to keep Kentucky in the Union, and not have everyone believe the whites would be killed.    If Kentucky went with the Confederacy -- as he knew and said -- the war was over.  The South wins.  Slavery spreads.

Lincoln wanted to wait until it was legal -- by his Emancipation Proclamation and then by 13th Amendment. 

So yes, Lincoln wrote a letter -- as Lincoln was kicking slavery in the ass, he wrote a letter about UNION.  And he should have.  He was trying to keep the Union together -- to destroy slavery.

Lincoln knew --and said repeatedly -- that keeping the Union together was the only way to end slavery.    Slavery ends or the Union ends. One or the other.

So Lincoln, in a letter, emphasized UNION.  As if that's a crime.

At the same time Lincoln wrote that speech, the South was boasting they were killing to SPREAD slavery.   Jefferson Davis issued his "Address to People of the Free States"  boasting he would spread slavery in the NORTH!

How many people even know about Jeff Davis official address boasting he would spread slavery into the North by violence?  (See below)  Very damn few. 

And Lincoln is somehow the bad guy, because as he is kicking slavery in the ass, he dictates a letter, a profoundly wise letter, a letter than saved the war and led to the end of slavery.

That's how goofy this "Trashing Lincoln" crap is.  No one - I mean no one -- no college, no high school, no book, not well known historian -- even mentions Jeff Davis official announcement boasting he will spread slavery by force into the North.  That's bizzare.  Davis was proud of it, he put it on the front page of Richmond newspapers, he was so proud.

YOu think SOME "history teacher" would notice that?

Maybe a college history teacher?

Maybe a "historian" or two?  You know, the same guys who tell you all about Lincolns supposedly awful letter to Greeley, and only tell you slanted bullshit about it.

Maybe the could find a Richmond newspaper if I helped them?  Or check out Rice University web site, there is a copy of Davis Address there.

But every dayum high school teacher thinks they are a genius because they know of Lincoln's letter to Greeley emphasizing Union.   So what if Lincoln was for the Union?  What the fuck you think he was for, France?  

And he said over and over keeping Union together meant the end of slavery.


HISTORIANS LATER

For someone sitting at a desk 150 years later, with only a stack of quotes as their reality, it's not easy to grasp, and therefore can't teach, what the hell happened.

You gotta have the full quotes -- not selected bullshit.

And you have to have all the quotes.

And you have to have his actions.

And you have to know context.   That's a lot different than using some quotes to fit your bullshit, and ignoring everything else.
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Play all the quote games you like -- fine. Just get all the quotes, and context.  Should not be too much to ask.

Not only that, get all Lincoln's quotes -- and no, you sure as hell don't know all his quotes or context if you go by Foner or McPherson's basic narrative.  In fact, the Bruce Catton -McPherson Foner narrative may look great in the footnotes, but they leave basic truths out to fit their BS. 

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Or you heard that Lincoln "arrived late at the table"  and "was moderate at best"  about slavery, and "only used slavery as an issue well into the Civil War".  

But did you hear that, at the time, Lincoln had to be careful what he said, and how he said it -- not to just have a hope to win an election finally, but to avoid getting shot a lot sooner?

Yes, there WERE folks that spoke more candidly than Lincoln -- at times Lincoln wisely and effectively parsed words, words that changed a nation.  Words that changed everything and won the war.   Lincoln's parsed words drastically HELPED.

Lincoln was actually lucky he did get a bullet in the brain much sooner -- and if he had not parsed words at times, not only would he never have won office after being in Congress, he could well have joined the others being killed (as some where even in Illinois) for being "Nigger Worshippers." 



Lincoln's five or six quotes, and his famous letter to Greeley, did as much to win the Civil War as Sherman's victory in Atlanta, because Lincoln was able to keep the border states in the Union, which was 100% necessary to win the war.

Should Lincoln have been dumb as hell, he could have said things differently, so some high school dumb ass teacher 150 years later did not make him sound horrible. But Lincoln was a tad busy kicking the living shit out slavery.

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Even college history professors, and worse, authors on books about Lincoln, claim Lincoln's  plan was to deport free slaves back to Africa, and that he did not believe blacks were or should be equal to whites under the law.

Lincoln repeatedly stated why even deportation was grossly cruel, and impossible.  He even rescued, during the Civil War, a group of blacks who voluntarily went to South America and were nearly all killed there by starvation and sickness.  

You can, and many have, just gather a few distorted quotes, and ignore his full speeches, and full words at the time.  But mostly, people ignore Lincoln's powerful radical actions to kick slavery in the ass until it died.  Not just until the South gave up -- but until slavery itself DIED.



Actually, at the time, Lincoln was hated and feared in his OWN state, the cities he knew well, for exactly the opposite.  And he lost election after election -- others were attacked -- for his "radical Nigger Worship."
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How on earth could Douglas and hundreds of newspapers, accuse Lincoln of being for equality?   BECAUSE THEY KNEW HIS FULL STORY.  They they his actions, and his full speeches, not the distorted 7 or 6 quotes taken out of context. 
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DOUGLAS SATCHEL

Lincoln parsed words -- but not enough.

True, you can find 8 or so quotes from Lincoln that -- when you ignore everything else in the speech or the full context -- you can make him seem horrible.

But read the FULL speech.

And learn what the hell was going on.   You get a drastically different view.

There is a REASON Lincoln's enemies accused him of "Niggerism"  "Negro Worshipper"  and "obsession with negro rights. 

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"NIGGER RANTS"

Quincy newspapers called Douglas's debate there "Nigger rants"  and indicted Douglas shouted and screamed, and  "ranted"  about Lincoln and "Niggers".

LINCOLN HAD TO RESPOND


 After Douglas "Nigger rants"  where Douglas painted a picture of white women sleeping with "Niggers"  and your wife "walking on the sidewalk"  with Negroes, and the destruction of the white race --  EVERY word out of Lincoln's mouth had to be shaped to tell the public this is not about "Niggers" sleeping with your daughters",    Douglas had Lincoln over a barrell.  
Lincoln spent most of his time and effort assuring the public he was for equality of the races under the law and against the spread of slavery. And that "equality under the law"  did not mean he was personally for their daughters "sleeping with Niggers". 

Equality under the law, Douglas said, means Mr Lincoln want's blacks on your juries, blacks in your families, blacks with your daughters (and he made it clear -- in bed with your daughters). 

Yet Lincoln's full answers are powerful for equality.  Not just powerful, but Lincoln's careful and clear message was this -- any black slave is equal to me or any white man, including equal to Judge Douglas.




And away from Lincoln's face -- when Lincoln was not standing there -- Douglas was even worse.  Then Douglas all but called for violence against Lincoln (as he had done to others).  Douglas was not playing games.     Douglas shown being part of those who forced slavery into Kansas by violent means.


The killing of Lovejoy

Stephen A Douglas repeatedly told the crowds about Lincon's friendship with the Lovejoy.  One of the Lovejoy brothers was burned to death in Alton by a crowd that hated him for being "too radical"  of an abolitionist.

Douglas -- when he brought up Lovejoy's name -- knew exactly what he was doing.  He was reminding the crowd that we don't put up with "Negro Worshippers" here. 

Here is another... you might have heard of the beating of Charles Sumner.   Douglas told Sumner the day before he was beaten nearly to death that he should be kicked like a dog.

And Douglas sat by laughing, just feet away from the elderly Sumner, as he was beaten.  Artist at the time showed Douglas laughing as Sumner was beaten.

No one told you that, did they?

See the little guy laughing?   That's Stephen A Douglas. Douglas and others made sure no one could help Sumner as he was beaten almost to death. 



Not my fault no one told you.


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WHAT IS MISSING TODAY 


  Gone, whitewashed, are the "Nigger worshipper"  comments, and the crowd yelling back in approval to Douglas "Down with Niggers".

Essentially, everything that really matters is not taught, not in any high school, and if there are any college text books that cover this, I have not seen them.

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HATED / FEARED

We are not told -- in any depth -- of how hated Lincoln was in his own home state, in Salem Illinois.  

By the time Douglas got done trashing Lincoln as someone who will have your wife walking down the street with "Niggers" or "Negroes"  (depending on his mood), and finished painting a mental picture in the white male audiences' head of their daughter sleeping with blacks, even Salem papers accused Lincoln of "Niggerism"  and being a traitor.



According to Bloomington newspapers -- at the time -- 80% of those folks South of Bloomington were against Lincoln because of how Douglas blasted him in the Lincoln Douglas debates. 

 Douglas made sure that  people were afraid -- very afraid -- that Abraham Lincoln would have their daughters sleep with Negroes, and their wives walk down the same sidewalks as Negroes.

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And that was not the worst of it, that was just in the North.

In the South, Lincoln was accused of a plan to destroy the white race. Literally.   Overlapping SOuthern leaders -- in loud, proud and repeated speeches, told the crowds the issue was the survival of the white race.

Not the survival os slavery -- see them make this very clear.  The issue was the survival of the white race.   A big reason for the KKK and killings after the war, and the lingering hatred for blacks by many whites,  was the incessant and very effective hate and fear mongering by men North and South.   


 Most people today are taught a basic mistake regarding the Civil War.  And that is, that the South fought to preserve slavery. Not so.  As they made very very clear-- in War Ultimatums, in speeches, and in actions,  the had to spread slavery into the West, and even into the North,  to preserve the White race.


  Yes, yes, Lincoln WISELY parsed words -- said things carefully, so that people who loathed and feared blacks would not believe he wanted their daughters "to sleep with niggers"  and 100 other insults hurled Lincolns way .

The accusations of "Niggerism" and "obession for Negro equality" worked in several elections -- Lincoln lost. And Lincoln would have lost the  1860 election, too, if Douglas did not have 2 other candidates, plus Lincoln, to contend with. Douglas was an easy winner in 1860, but for Lincoln's very clever, and by design, efforts to push Southern leaders away from Douglas and cause other candidates to run.  In a four way race, Lincoln could and did prevail .
Frederick Douglass himself pointed out -- wisely -- that the "stray utterances torn from their context"  were not what Lincoln was about.

Douglass knew that Lincoln had to pander, to some degree, to the prejudices of the time, or either be attacked (as others were) killed (as Lincoln would be killed)  or lose elections (as Lincoln did lose).

It was precisely BECAUSE Lincoln could parse words in public, and kick slavery in the ass sideways in his actions, that Lincoln was effective. 




 Douglass also knew other things that people today do not know -- that while Lincoln was supposedly "weak" on slavery (he most certainly was not) Southern leaders were boasting of killing to spread slavery, and issued war ultimatums, and sent thousands of killers to Kansas. 

It is not your fault you don't know Southern War Ultimatums and killing sprees, any more than it's your fault you did not know how radical and swift Lincoln was -- because no one told you.






EXPAND SLAVERY
OR WE WILL BE EXTERMINATED

Lincoln was blamed for the white race's approaching "extermination".

You heard right, Lincoln was evil -- he was going to cause the extermination of white race -- by being against the spread of slavery


LINCOLN WILL TORTURE US

TO DEATH

BY RESISTING THE SPREAD OF SLAVERY 

Dont skip this --read it. He is the governor of Florida. He officially made it clear -- just by being against the spread of slavery, Lincoln was going to burn us to death. Slowly.



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We will die 
IF SLAVERY IS NOT SPREAD



If Lincoln simply stops the spread of slavery -- into Kansas and beyond -- the white race will be exterminated.

No, no, no, these were not some nuts.  They were the Southern (And some Northern) leaders of the day.  Over and over-- and over. 

Officially -- in speeches, in official documents (like the one above) in books, Lincoln was going to destroy the white race, he was going to have your daughters sleep with "Niggers"  be on juries, allow mixed marriages, etc etc etc.'

Over and over -- and over -- Lincoln had to get up and say "I have never said I was for perfect equality..... but in their natural rights to life liberty and pursuit of happiness they ARE my equal and the equal of any man "  (paraphrased) 

You are told by "historians"  of the parts where Lincoln said "I have never said I was for perfect equality"  and the like.  Context is never given honestly,  if they seek to belittle Lincoln.  Yet context is everything.

Lincoln was HATED and eventually shot in the head for being for black voting rights.  Like always, Lincoln sought to introduce a topic slowly -- well aware most people hated blacks and some people hated anyone who who defended blacks on any level for any reason.   Lincoln spoke of voting rights for the soldiers that had fought for the Union in the Civil War.

John Wilkes Booth heard that speech, and was so enraged, he changed his plan from kidnap to kill.  Within 24 hours, Lincoln had a bullet in his brain -- for speaking about voting rights for some blacks.

Do you know how some historians show Lincoln for this?   Remember, he was killed for it.  They claim Lincoln was horrible because he was not more forceful in this speech.   Easy for them to say -- they risked nothing, then or now.

Lincoln knew what he risked -- and in this speech, he was not able to use humor or long stories to mollify Booth. (Lincoln regularly used humor to defang Douglas, when Douglas accused him of wanting white girls to marry "Niggers").   Booth killed him

Lincoln lost election after election -- BECAUSE he was too radical, even with that.  

Lincoln did win later -- in 1860-- but only because three pro-spread of slavery candidate ran.  Lincoln alone ran on one thing - no spread of slavery.

Yet no spread of slavery -- South made it very clear -- was death to them. Death to the White race. 

Why were you not told?  This was common knowledge then,.




This was the basic response by the South itself -- you are daming us to die by stopping the spread of slavery.

Douglas  chimed in too -- vote for Lincoln (for any office) was a vote for Negroes to sleep with your daughters, walk down the street with blacks, and vote, go to school with whites, etc etc.


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We have white washed the ugly out of the Lincoln Douglas debates.
But much worse, we have white washed the ugly of what Lincoln actually faced.   As far as we know, no US history "teacher" bothers to teach this. Yet newspapers at the time, and Stephen A Douglas at the time, thought it was important enough to attack Lincoln about.

Which is more amazing to you?  That Northern papers called for Douglass's death?


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Or is it more surprising  that it was illegal to speak against slavery in Kansas? It most certainly was a crime in Kansas -- and in most of the South -- to speak publicly against slavery, to publish anti-slavery newspapers.   It fact, you could be arrested, tried, and tortured in public for simply owning the wrong book.  

I can't help it you were not told this. I can not help it your history teachers do not seem to know this.  They should know it, and they should teach it.


Neither fact should be a surprise you if our text books simply told the basic facts of what Lincoln actually faced.

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WHO ELSE WENT TO KANSAS?
  
Guess who else went to Kansas - after it was illegal to speak against slavery, and spoke against slavery?

Go on, guess?  Here is another thing your  history teacher had no clue about -- none.  Lincoln -- Lincoln went to Kansas and spoke against slavery after it was illegal to do so.



See -- you need to know more than a few isolated out of context quotes.  


So Douglas, (Stephen A)  knew that, of course.  And Douglas went right after Lincoln as he did so many others.   Lincoln is dangerous to you, your family, your wife, your daughters.

Over and over.  And over. Yet you get no information about that, no understanding about that -- from 99% of the historians who we regard as "experts" today.   None from Foner. None from James McPherson. None from Bruce Catton.  None from dozens of them?

Allen C Guelzo brings it up, but even he does not present it as part of a larger violence done to people like Lincoln, and he does not show the violence committed by Stephen Douglas elsewhere.  Stephen A Douglas, as you will see below, was at the center of much violence -- personal violence -- during that time.  And Douglas was all but asking for people to attack Lincoln.

Here is another example -- Newspapers at the time, approvingly show how Douglas "exposed Lincoln's treason"  against his country in a time of war.

No one told you that, did they.     Not my fault. I do tell you.  



What Douglas told the crowds was not something Douglas made up on his own.   It was the meme of the time, it was the powerful answer by slave power to anyone who dared be against the spread of slavery.

Then Lincoln had to get up and make the case for blacks and equality.   

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THE MOST POWERFUL SPEAKERS 
OF THE CENTURY
SPOKE IN WAYS TO PUMP UP THE HATE

Then Lincoln had to speak. 

Horace Greeley -- and others -- said Stephen A Douglas was the power powerful speaker of the century.   His voice, his volume, his showmanship, his theatrics -- held people spellbound.

Douglas used every one of his "talents" against Lincoln. He arrived in a train for debates, and the rear of the train had a car just with a cannon.  He made the crowd wait, while  his own paid supporters played music and implored him to come out and speak.

When Douglas eventually got out of his train car, the cannons shot off, and Douglas emerged with all the theatrics he could muster.

And then he ripped into Lincoln with all he had. Personal attacks, LIncoln for "Nigger equality"  Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers". 

It's an ugly thing -- but that is more reason to teach it, rather than to cover it up.  We covered it up. 

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Quincy is one of the cities where Douglas (Stephen A Douglas) went into his "Nigger rant" about Lincoln's obsession with equality, about how Lincoln wanted your daughters to sleep with "Niggers".

A very effective way to beat Lincoln .... Douglas won because he was able to paint Lincoln and  radical and obsessed for "Nigger equality."

Lincoln's own hometown paper began to hate Lincoln, after Douglas got through with him.   Salem newspaper described in detail Lincoln's long "Niggerism"   and "being a traitor"  and a "black Republican"  because of Lincoln's radical idea that blacks and whites should be equal under the law.


Salem loved Lincoln -- remember this -- until he went off to Congress and got into "Niggerism",  and spoke against the Mexican War because it doubled the size of slavery.  And worse, Lincoln tried to end slavery in the District of Columbia the next year.

Newspapers  detailed Lincoln's  "Niggerism" -- and went on and on about what Lincoln had done for equality of the races, and they did it to trash Lincoln, not to praise him.

And it worked
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WHY DOUGLAS 
WENT INTO "NIGGER RANTS"


Quincy papers said Douglas would go into his "Nigger rants"  yelling about Lincoln wanting your daughters to sleep with "Niggers"   and that Lincoln wanted "Niggers" on juries, "Niggers"  to vote, and "Niggers"  to walk down the street with your wife.

But the real knife Douglas used -- and he won because of it -- Lincoln wants your daughters to "Sleep with Niggers".




There is not a single text book in the USA that even mentions that Lincoln was  called "obsessed with Nigger rights"  and "wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers".

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THE RADICAL LINCOLN -- HATED BY MANY IN ILLINOIS


Douglas did not just do the "Nigger rant" as Quincy papers called it, once or twice. He did it repeatedly  - at times dramatically - in each debate.   In Charleston Douglas ran side to side during the debate, screaming it to the audience on each side.

And he went on and on how horrible life would be for you, for your daughter, for your wife, if Lincoln got his way. 
Then Lincoln had to get up, and had to answer -- do you want our daughters to sleep with Negroes?  Or not?
Lincoln would say -- so he would not get shot, as much as so he could have a chance to get elected-- things like "I never said I was for perfect equality"  and "If I had to chose which race was in a superior position I would chose my own race".

But then read the rest of the speech.

READ. THE.  REST.  OF.  THE. SPEECH.

The black woman "may not be my equal" in certain respects.  But in her natural right to eat the bread she made with her own hands she IS my equal and the equal of any man".

Lincoln also said slave owners deserve to be "kicked to death".

KICKED TO DEATH.   Let me repeat that -- slave owners deserve to be kicked to death.   Strong enough for you???

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SADLY NO FEW TODAY PUT LINCOLN'S AMAZING WORDS AND ACTIONS IN CONTEXT --'

Lincoln's ememies were quite good at trashing him for being "radical, obsessed and extreme"  for equality.   Douglas have speeches hours long -- all about Lincoln's "obession"  about "Nigger equality",

Douglas carried Lincoln's quotes around with him, in a satchel, and actually got Lincoln quotes out of the satchel in the debates!
Douglas and others also showed how Lincoln, from 1847 on, had proven his "obsession" for "Negro Worship"   by trying to end slavery in District of Columbia.  Who the hell even bothers to mention that today, show me one high school history teacher who even knows Lincoln was trying for years to kick slavery in the ass.

Yes, Lincoln had to be careful what he said -- just to survive in some places, but certainly to have any chance to win office.   Over and over Lincoln LOST his efforts to get political office because he was branded as "radical"  for equality.

LINCOLN'S TREASON
TO STOP SPREAD OF SLAVERY

Douglas -- and others -- including Illinois newspapers repeated regularly stories of Lincoln's resistance to Mexican War.  Lincoln -- and many others --claimed correctly that the Mexican War was done for slave power to double the size of slavery,  The killing was done FOR slavery to spread.

Even  some Southern leaders, and slave owners, admitted Lincoln WAS RIGHT!   Did you know that?  Some Southern leaders admitted Lincoln was right, the Mexican War was done as a means to double the size of land for slavery.

But hardly any US text book even admitted the Mexican War was known -- at the time --for doubling the size of slavery territory.  And if they admit it at all, they don't show Lincoln was one that called President Polk on this charade -- the war to spread slavery. 

People at the time knew- - full well.  And many in Illinois, including Douglas, reminded the public again and again and again of Lincoln's  "treason" for being truthful and against the Mexican war. One of the big reasons Lincoln could not win a head to head political race against Douglas- - Douglas was very good at branding Lincoln a traitor, a "Negro Worshipper"  and someone who wanted your daughters to sleep with "Niggers" 





Lincoln also said he would not allow the South to spread slavery and destroy the Union.   Southern leaders -- at the time -- claimed Lincoln  was calling for war with such statements.  Lincoln's statements were so strong, so amazing, so powerful for equality and how he would not allow slavery to spread, and would keep the Union together so that the slavery COULD not spread, that he was hated for his "extremism"  about this "Nigger equality" business.

His own supporters asked Lincoln to take back his assertion that slavery will end, or the Union will end. One will end.  One will survive.   And he did not expect the Union to end.

In other words -- slavery would end.  And he made sure it did

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Too ugly to teach, but Douglas wisely used it over and over -- and he was not the only one to use this hateful and fear mongering approach. 

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Frederick Douglass, of course, knew all this.   He knew Lincoln was called "Negro Worshipper".  Frederick Douglass knew Lincoln was accused by the most powerful speakers of the day for "Niggerism".

Frederick Douglass was not fooled by bullshit and distortions. He knew exactly what Lincoln did, said, and why.  

Douglass knew more than a few distorted slogans -- he knew what Lincoln DID.



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Douglass knew that people were still being killed -- even in the North -- for being "Negro Worshippers".   Anyone that even dared be against the spread of slavery was attacked, as Lincoln was, for being "obsessed with Nigger rights".

Then Lincoln had to speak. Moments after the crowd yelled "DOWN WITH NIGGERS"  Lincoln had to get up and speak.

Moments after the most powerful speaker of the day ran side to side on the stage yelling "Mr Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers" -- Lincoln had to get up and speak. He had to explain to the crowd.

Not just to get a chance to get elected (he lost that race for Senate).  Lincoln had to explain himself or be in physical danger.  If Lincoln had said "Hey, if your daughter wants to sleep with Niggers, that's her business buddy"  Lincoln probably does not make it  home that night. He likely gets a bullet in the brain long before 1865.

As it was, others DID get bullets in the head, hung, drowned,  and even burned to death for being "radical" for equality of the Negro.

And guess who knew all that?

Lincoln knew.  Frederick Douglass knew.  Stephen A Douglas knew. Most people alive at the time knew.

But you did not know.  And likely, your history teacher does not know.  No one told you.  Ever.

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HOW WOULD YOU KNOW?

Yet nearly every text books -- without any context, and then only giving a partial quote -- shows Lincoln as if Lincoln was indifferent or racist.   Yet when you get Lincoln's FULL quotes, and his actions, indeed, Southern leaders had reason to call Lincoln "radical and obsessed with equality"  for "Niggers".

Because Lincolns full speeches, his full communications, his full actions, are stunning, powerful and effective. Yes, a times he spoke about Union. At times he parsed words about "perfect equality".


KICKING SLAVERY IN THE ASS
1847 ON 

But he was always kicking slavery in the ass -- from 1847 on.  And Lincoln's record of kicking slavery in the ass -- and dramatically so.  When Douglas, and many others, accused Lincoln of being obsessed with equality for "Niggers"  it was this long history Lincoln had of doing all he could to stop the cancer of slavery and to keep blacks as human beings under the law.

The South - -and Stephen Douglas - were doing all they could to spread slavery, and declare blacks as not even human beings, but as property.

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Douglas did not just say one time "Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers".  Douglas screamed it -- repeatedly.

In Quincy, as you will see (a city newspaper called for Frederick Douglass's death for speaking against slavery)  Douglas went into his "Nigger rant" per local reporters.  Douglas "Nigger rant"  was common, and part of his dramatic standard speech against Lincoln.

In Charleston, Douglas ran from side to side of the debate stage screaming that LIncoln wants your daughters to sleep with "Niggers".,  Lincoln wants negroes to be with your wife walking down the street, too. Lincoln wants Negroes to be on your juries, he wants them to vote.   He will have white women sleep with and marry "niggers".

This is what Lincoln actually faced -- and it was not just Douglas,  Douglas was wisely - and effectively -- tapping into a field of fear and hate.   Fear of blacks being free -- if slavery would end, or even if slavery did not spread, blacks will be allowed to walk down the street and be with your women.
THEN LINCOLN HAD TO GET UP TO SPEAK.

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LINCOLN'S LONG HISTORY

OF KICKING SLAVERY IN THE ASS

That Lincoln dared to say any black person is equal to any white person in their natural rights -- was too much for people of Illinois.  Douglas won repeatedly --  remember that. 

Even during most of the Civil War, as Lincoln well knew, people in the North were often as prejudiced against "perfect equality" as those in the South.  Lincoln had to - and so he did -- several times appeal to UNION.  

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When have you heard that?   Remember, Lincoln was then hated by many people in Illinois because of it.  He was considered a traitor for it. By people that used to love him.

They didn't dislike him because of it. They HATED him.   Why? Because he dared to speak the truth about the Mexican War and slave power.  The Mexican War really was an effort (successful effort) to double the land area for slavery and possibly bring in five new slave states.

We don't dare teach that in high school or college level, except as a brief mention in a sentence or two -- as if "slavery was also an issue".

An issue?   Slavery, the violent spread of it, was the OVERRIDING issue every day for decades. Not sorta, not kinda, not in a way.  And Lincoln fought that spread of slavery from 1840's on - and was hated for it -- even in Illinois!



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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA....

Then Lincoln tried to end slavery in the District of Columbia.  A fact well known to Lincoln's enemies, including Douglas,  but for some reason, hardly mentioned by those trash Lincoln now. 

When you get all the facts, and Lincoln's full speeches, it's a drastically different set of facts that you are led to believe by a few out of context quotes.

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JUST STOPPING THE SPREAD 

JUST STOPPING THE SPREAD

JUST STOPPING THE SPREAD.
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Just stopping the SPREAD of slavery will burn us to death slowly, and doom the white woman to equality with the black man. 


Just stopping the SPREAD of slavery will doom the white race.   So said Southern leaders loudly and proudly and violently as humanly possible.


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The hate and fear demagogues used race to get attention, to get power. To win elections. We deal with those hate and fear mongers to this day because the hate and fear did not end or even slow down, at the end of the Civil War. 
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FANNING THE FLAMES OF HATE
FOR POLITICAL POWER
WORKED



Yanks want us to marry our daughters to "Niggers".

Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with ......

Ending the spread of slavery will "Exterminate us".

Toombs own book at the time:








If we can not spread slavery (yes, spread it) the white race will be exterminated.  "EXPAND OR PERISH".

YES LINCOLN TRIED TO EXPLAIN 

Perpetual slavery - - for the protection of the white race.





To just keep slavery where it was was fatal to the white race.



KILL FREDERICK DOUGLASS

One example. Quincy Illinois papers (I grew up there) called for Frederick Douglass to be hung -- hung-- for speaking against slavery.   Quincy is where Lincoln had to debate.   See these newpaper clips I found -- you won't see them anywhere else. Foner or no one else seem remotely concerned about what Lincoln actually faced --even in IL.   





Lolvejoys death in Alton Il.  he was killed for publishing an abolitionist newspaper.  He was killed by a mob.  Not a lone assasin -- a mob.

A public mob decided Lovejoy had to die -- so they killed him,



Lovejoys death in Alton.
Killed for being "too radical" for "Niggers" 

One of the Lincoln Douglas debates was in ALTON.  

Douglas knew exactly who had died there.  Douglas actually named "Lovejoy" several times in the Lincoln Douglas debates.  He was telling folks -- and he knew this -- how radical and dangerous Lincoln was.  Lincoln's "friend" Lovejoy -- Douglas taunted him.

Douglas did not just imply such things -- he shouted it bluntly too --Lincoln would have your daughters sleep with black men. 

The crowds knew why.

Lincoln knew why.

Douglas knew why.

Why the hell are we not taught this was a big deal?

We are not even taught that it was a issue, much less the major and central emotional issue.

  Why give us the whitewashed limp version that is essentially meaningless?   Thanks Foner. Thanks McPherson. Thanks Catton.  You stupid bastards.

If you went to the wrong place, and said the wrong thing, to certain people, you could be dead.  It was impossible -- it could not be done -- that an avowed "abolitionist" to be elected.  Abolitionist in the minds of the public then meant you were for race mixing.You were for black men to sleep with white women.

It would take 40 years for that term "abolitionist" to be a term that meant anti slavery only.  And it would take 80 years  for it to have a place of honor in our history.

At the time -- remember this  --abolitionist was a very scary term to most whites, even in the North.  And especially in places like Illinois, which was still considered "the west".




Douglas had told Sumner the day before that he "should be kicked like a dog".   Then as Sumner was beaten,  Douglas sat just feet away, smiling.  He did not lift a finger to stop the beating.  




See the small man in the back, on the right?

That's Douglas smiling as Sumner is beaten. 

No one every told you any of this.


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IT WORKED

Douglas won this race, because Lincoln was "too radical" for the Nigger equality.   Many Illinois papers agreed with DOUGLAS! Yes Lincoln had supporting newspapers, too. But there was no newspaper in the state that advocated blacks and whites marry. In fact it would take almost 100 years for any "white" newspaper to advocate blacks and whites could sleep together, that black men could date or sleep or marry white women.

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"LINCOLN WILL BURN US TO DEATH

 BY SLOW FIRE"



Lincoln's effort to end slavery in Washington DC 1848-- right after he stood up to President Polk on causing war  in Mexico for the benefit of slave power. Strange -- almost no "history majors" I have ever met even know Lincoln proposed ending slavery in District of Columbia.  Why?

Lincoln also tried 40 times to stop slavery from spreading in the land US stole from Mexico.  Some history teachers would be surprised to learn Southern leader Henry Clay agreed with Lincoln -- US conjured up a war against Mexico so they could steal land to spread slavery.  That was Henry Clay's insight, and he knew what the hell he was talking about. 


LIncoln called out Polk on this war, and the theft of lands from Mexico -- in order to spread slavery.

That was a terribly brave thing to do -- Lincoln was hated for it by many in Illinois.  No way he wins re-election because of this, nor did he even try to run for re-election.
Really odd -- if Lincoln did not care about slavery, if he was "late to the table" or "reluctant" to free slaves, why the hell was he doing these crazy and unpopular politically activities?   

And Lincoln was not done!!  Then he tried to end slavery in the District of Columbia.  Boy, that Lincoln  -- "nothing special"
 said Foner.  "Reluctant to free the slaves"  said others.   He sure was kicking slavery in the ass a lot, for a guy who didn't care about slavery. 



 




There are stunningly ugly parts about US history and Civil War -- widespread rape of slave women, torture of preachers who preached against slavery --gouging out the eyes and cutting off the heads of slaves.

VIOLENCE IN THE NORTH 

STEPHEN DOUGLAS HELPED THE VIOLENCE 

Men were killed, tortured, and beaten IN THE NORTH during Lincoln's political life for speaking too bluntly for equality of the races.  Did you know that, or not?

  US Senator was beaten almost to death on the Senate floor-- you may know that already -- Charles Sumner.


But did you know Stephen A Douglas sat ten feet away laughing as Sumner was beaten?  No, you did not know.  

The newspapers at the time reported Douglas was joyous as Sumner was beaten -- and in a drawing of the beating, Douglas was shown in the background laughing.  

I show you the drawing, and Douglas, highlighted. And here is the newspaper clip....

Did you know Stephen A Douglas told Sumner, the day before he was beaten almost to death, that he should be "kicked like a dog"?

Just because you never knew this -- Lincoln sure did, every anti-slavery speaker had to be careful where he spoke, and who he spoke to. 

The edited quote here seems to prove Lincoln was "as racist as anyone," right?


You must get his full speech, in which Lincoln then undermines that very statement --  refutes it, and goes on to say any black person is equal in natural rights to any white person.  

So you need to get his full speeches, and the context -- context being the hatred and fear pumped up by men like Stephen A Douglas, Toombs, and a thousand others. 

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It serves no purpose to teach the ghastly horrors -- but we should teach the basics truths, best we can, about what led to the Civil War. 

Stupidly we have not yet done so.


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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY
AND WHERE YOU SAY IT .....  

Every time Lincoln got up to speak (and he gave over 3,000 speeches) he had to avoid getting hated - even assassinated - by the fringe radical part of the pro-slavery folks. 
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They called Lincoln radical and obsessed for equality for a reason -- they knew his actions and his full speeches.  Like his speech about slave owners deserve to be kicked to death



THE GREAT ABOLITIONIST SPEAKERS
  DID NOT GO
WHERE LINCOLN WENT   

There were also more radical speakers than Lincoln -- but they refused to go where Lincoln went, and did not run for President or Senator.  

The abolitionist speakers were hated by many -- even by people who opposed slavery often had no use for "abolitionist"  precisely because abolitionist were tied to the notion white women would sleep with black men.

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Not the blunt, ugly, but honest approach, that's for sure.

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WAS FREDERICK DOUGLASS STUPID?

If anyone could trash Lincoln, it would be Frederick Douglass who sometimes blasted Lincoln in his newspaper, North Star, for not being militant enough, and eager enough, for war to end slavery.

But Douglass knew - and you do not -- what Lincoln faced. 


Yet Douglass said that, all things considered, Lincoln was "radical, swift, zealous and determined"  to end slavery.  


The Cornerstone speeches

          The Cornerstone speeches


The Cornerstone speeches 

Alexander Stephens gave a series of speeches --most history teacher assume there was only one. It was a series of speeches to crowds that cheered. Stephens was on a speaking tour, just before the fighting started, bragging that the Confederacy was based on "the great truth" that blacks are inferior beings.

He also bragged that the Confederacy was based on punishing the black race for biblical sins. Let me repeat that.  He boasted the Confederacy was based on -- created for -- God to punish the black race. 

No one batted an eye -- this was a meme by slave owners all along. Blacks were being punished -- or civilized as some said -- for God.






WHITE WASH MUCH?


A COUNTRY BASED ON PUNISHING BLACK RACE FOR GOD?


It takes a special kind of crazy to boast of punishing an entire race, and to justify torture.   But then, Southern leaders had, over the years, gone more and more extreme  in this regard, as they had to i

NO ROOM AT THE INN?

Mostly our "historians" seem enamored over BS.  There is always plenty of room -- chapters or the entire book -- of bullshit, and little basic information. You don't get much more basic than Southern War Ultimatums and Southern leaders long repeated speeches about killing to spread slavery and how they created their country to punish blacks for biblical sins.

  Regardless of the reason, only a few historians even mention any of this, and when they do, it's on towardsthe back page 178, in a throw away paragraph, on a throw away page, in a throw away chapter.   Essentially they may as well not put it in at all -- and most "historians"  did not put it in anywhere at all.

No room, apparently. So the basic emotional and hateful weapon used by the South and by Lincoln's enemies in the North is virtually unknown by now generations of Americans.

"Historians" like Bruce Catton and James McPherson spent more space and time covering Confederate belt buckles than describe or seem to even be aware of what Lincoln actually faced. 

You can't understand Lincoln, or what was going on in the USA, North and South, unless you understand this.  __________________________________________


We are not taught any of that.  None.  Yet that was the actual and effective way Southern leaders not only spread slavery -- but it was what Lincoln and the world (not just US) had to deal with.  Violent oppressive men who claim God told them to enslave -- even that God told them to punish (torture) blacks.

And our "historians" give us drivel like " ""middle rank Southerners believed there were advantages of capital controlling labor"

Furthermore if you major in history, you better be able to give your teacher the bullshit. Most history teachers swim a pool of bullshit, but then so do most "historians" including McPherson, Foner, and Catton.

As long as "historians" give us bullshit, we will not only not learn about what led to the Civil War, we will have no ability to correct our mistakes of the past.   It's time we learned who did what -- and why -- leading to the Civil War.  

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CAPTURED CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS....
maybe they knew?

When some Southern  soldiers were captured early in the war -- they said they fought because the "Yankees"  were going to have their daughters sleep with "Niggers."

Gee -- I wonder why they got that idea? 

 The point is, the propaganda against Lincoln, against anyone who dared be against the spread of slavery -- was effective. It worked.  It also led to hate and fear of black race that continues today. 




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WHY FACTS MATTER   

ALL THE FACTS

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THERE IS A REASON

There are reasons Southern and Northern leaders claimed Lincoln was "radical" and "extreme" for equality.  In fact, Lincoln was called "the worst sort of abolitionist" -- do not believe him, they said. He has said the Union had to end, or slavery had to end, and this, said Southern leaders "WAS A DECLARATION OF WAR




 

If you were taught the facts about Mexican War you would know US did invade Mexico, did start a war, and did it to gain territory to spread slavery.    Even Southern slave owner leaders said so (Henry Clay, notably). 

Lincoln failed to stop the war to spread slavery - - but he then  tried 40 times -- 40 times -- to stop the actual spread of slavery into the land just stolen by the Mexican War.   His enemies knew that. I doubt anyone ever told you.  I doubt most history teachers have a clue of either fact. 


Lincoln's  enemies also knew Lincoln pushed into Congress, not long after the Mexican war, a bill to abolish slavery in District of Columbia.

In books about Lincoln and slavery -- you'd think the authors could find a page or two -- or even a paragraph -- about Lincoln's amazing efforts to stop the Mexican War, to call out President Polk on his efforts to help slavers spread slavery, and then try to end slavery in District of Columbia.  

This was part of a pattern of Lincoln's day to day, almost hour by hour, efforts to first stop the spread of slavery so that slavery would die, rather then the United States and the Declaration of Independence die.

It was one or the other, said Lincoln essentially.  He was not the only one saying this or acting upon this premise.  As you will see, Southern leaders said the same thing, and very much acted on this premise.  It's not my fault no one told you

 And repeatedly Lincoln spoke about the impact of this upon the world, not just US. 

If the slavers could force slavery into the rest of the country by Dred Scott and Kansas Act, and officially declare certain races as not human beings (The Dred Scott decision did in fact declare the black race as not human beings, not persons),  the that could well be the end of government of the people, by the people. 

In private conversations Lincoln repeatedly spoke of this.  It was NOT simply for United States.   If slavery spread to all of the US, if the only right was by the right of power, of the strongest oppressing the weaker at their will, then this great experiment of freedom is over.

And freedom lost.

You are not taught this -- but SOUTHERN leaders said the same thing from their point of view.   They would spread slavery to all of the US -- including the North-- and to the rest of the world.

Bet no one ever told you.





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 When Henry Clay said the US invaded Mexico to spread slavery (and many others said it too) then the US invaded Mexico to spread slavery.  
4) Lincoln's enemies knew that Lincoln said slave owners deserve nothing but "kicking and death". 




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Most people -- even many "history teachers"  think slavery was  voted for  in any state in an honest way. It never was.  

As Lincoln explained correctly in his letters, slavery was ALWAYS spread by killing and violence, ALWAYS maintained by the same means.  Everything about slavery was violent. What we call "Trouble in Kansas"  was the South's campaign to send over 1000 men there in 1856 to kill and torture those who even spoke publicly against slavery -- all the while calling it "a perfect right to decide their domestic institutions themselves".

The Kansas Act -- which is idiotically and absurdly taught today as being an effort to "resolve the slavery issue peacefully"  was the most violent effort to do just and precisely the opposite.

It takes a special kind of stupid 
to call the Kansas Act
an effort to settle slave issue peacefully.

45) Lincoln's enemies knew he spoke of violence against those who would attempt to destroy this country by pushing slavery in the manner of Kansas Act and Dred Scott.  No one told you that, either. 

6) Lincoln's enemies knew Lincoln said dozens  of times, slavery had to end -- or the Union would end. Essentially one would live, one would die. He was not fooling around, he was deadly serious. 

And he was right, only one could survive, because of Dred Scott and Kansas Act. 

That's why so many people today are stupid about Lincoln and slavery.  They don't know what the hell Kansas Act and Dred Scott were -- though Lincoln explained it many times.

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House Divided  

"It will be all one thing, or all another" 

Stunningly, though Lincoln's House Divided Speech is taught or at least mentioned in all US schools, stupidly we don't take Lincoln at his word.  

Southern leaders sure did. In fact, they agreed.  They made sure that was the case -- either slavery spread to the Pacific, or there would be war. Southern War Ultimatums boil down to that.

Slavery will spread to all of the US -- or slavery dies.   Only one thing will survive (because of the "machinery of Kansas Act and Dred Scott). 

Lincoln (and others) saw this immediately -- Kansas Act was a violent ruse to spread slavery where 90% of the citizens were against it.   When the ruse did not work as planned (because KS citizens fought back) the South went as we would say "nuclear"  and put through Dred Scott decision. 

From that point on, the Union had to end, or slavery had to end. Given the war ultimatums and killing sprees, given that Southern leaders were by now fully entrenched in spreading slavery by their speeches and pledges to Southern voters, they could not back down.  
Lincoln was not kidding. And he was correct.  Furthermore, Southern leaders agreed with him on that. 

In fact Lincoln's "all one thing or another" -- all slave or all free -- speeches, were used against him time and time again.  . One would live, one would die -- and he "did not expect" the Union to die.



It takes a special kind of stupid to ignore Lincoln's repeated and most famous speeches leading up to the Civil War.

Lincoln shouted, in an unchartaristic manner for him,  "WE SHANT LET YOU" destroy the Union, in his Knox speech.   At the time, the South was promising endless violence to spread slavery (See Southern War Ultimatums 1856).  In the Knox speech Lincoln essentially responded to the War Ultimatums out of Kansas.



The famous "House Divided Speech"  was entirely about this -- one thing would survive - the Union or slavery. Keeping the Union together meant one thing to Lincoln -- slavery could not spread.

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SOUTHERN LEADERS AGREED WITH LINCOLN 

Only by destroying the Union could slavery spread.  This was not simply Lincoln's guess - this was the promise of the Southern leaders. 

We shall have the spread of slavery into Kansas or we shall have war and separation of countries. Only if we have our own country - where blacks are seen as inferior beings,  and based on the will of God, can there be peace between us.

  Learn Southern leaders own war ultimatums.

  It's astonishing that this most basic agreement by Southern leaders and Lincoln is ignored now.  Southern leaders made it very clear, by sending  paid killers to Kansas in 1856, and by their own official declarations and speeches.


If they could not spread slavery into Kansas and beyond in the Union, they would indeed spread slavery into Kansas and beyond, outside the Union.

How on earth this is a surprise to anyone alive today, who claims to know the history of the Civil War, is an indictment of the lazy and inept way we teach the Civil War. For some reason our "historians" and text books have been too cowardly to expose what Southern leaders were bragging about and doing at the time, in candid terms.

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Yes this is an ugly thing - Southern leaders were obsessed with the idea black men being free to "be with your wife"  and "sleep with your daughters".   Over and over this was the central emotional issue of speeches against Lincoln, including during the Lincoln Douglas debates.

Why not show that -- Southern leaders were proud of it! 

It's a damn shame we don't teach this.
It's basic -
It's what actually went on
It's what actually mattered. 

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  They well remembered Lincoln's efforts to try to end slavery --starting in District of Columbia, submitting this legislation to outlaw slavery there. 



LINCOLN BREAKING THE LAW IN KANSAS? 

It was no secret to Lincoln's enemies that Lincoln went where others dare not go (see below) and spoke against slavery even in Kansas, where it had been against the law to speak publicly against slavery.

They knew that newspapers, even in Illinois, called for the death of black people who spoke against slavery in Kansas. 

Lincoln had to speak in cities where the newspapers called for THE DEATH of blacks who spoke against slavery. Let that sink in.




These were not Southern papers I show here, they are from cities were Lincoln travelled, and knew well, and had to speak in debates there. 





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PUBLIC SENTIMENT MATTERED

Lincoln -- who always said public sentiment means everything -- was very careful how he fought back against these charges.  He would say things like "I never said I was for perfect equality --"  but the overall speech was amazing and powerful FOR equality under the law.

Almost every Lincoln speech he used the same technique -- he would SEEM to agree somewhat with a sentiment of the day in one sentence -- but then Lincoln would "flip"  and essentially destroy that sentiment he seemed to be against.   




You could call it "the Lincoln shuffle".  And it was very effective -- it changed a lot of minds.  Not enough for Lincoln to win that election, but enough to make Lincoln extremely well known, and the candidate for POTUS in 1860.

You can see the technique Lincoln used in this video -- it does not show Douglas's "Nigger rants" but it is faithful to the words and meanings of both men, and shows Lincoln technique to seem to agree with a prejudice, then destroy it. 




video

Running side to side on the debate platform....

Douglas words (Nigger, etc) were cleaned up by almost every historian later.  The above video clip from a 1939 movie shows both men's positions, but drastically cleaned up the language.


 Douglas hit the "Nigger rants"  as Quincy papers called then,  very hard -- in fact, in Charleston newspapers told of Douglas running from side to side of the stage screaming that Lincoln wanted your daughters to sleep with "Niggers".

On no other topic was Douglas so loud and emotional -- he was a bit like modern day Alex Jones declaring Obama and Hillary Clinton are "of the devil"  and "smell like sulfur".

That was the political atmosphere Lincoln had to deal with.

He was  hated -- even in Illinois -- by many for being a "Negro Worshipper"  and made fun of in Illinois and New York papers for insisting "dumb negroes"  should be equal under the law like white folks.

Lincoln in this cartoon is shown declaring a handicapped black person is "superior" intellectually over the white race.  




Douglas was known, even in the Senate, for using the word "Nigger"  after 1854, when he and Atchison passed the Kansas Act.  In fact the man that told Douglas not to say "Nigger" on Senate floor, was beaten almost to death on the Senate floor just a few days later.

Bet you didn't know that, did you? 

THE MOST DANGEROUS NIGGER LOVER -- LINCOLN

Lincoln repeatedly said there was no need for war -- he had no authority to end slavery where it was. Slavery was vile, and it would eventually destroy the United States by spreading, like the "cancer"  it was.   The Supreme Court had ruled- - and Lincoln was bound by that rule -- to respect the slavery laws.  Only the people of the states- - 2/3 of the states-- could change the Constitution.  

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Lincoln was against the spread of slavery by force, yes. But that was "intolerable"  said Southern leaders.  Stopping the spread of slavery would destroy the white race. 
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FULL SPEECHES 
FULL ACTIONS

"No one ever left a Lincoln speech confused about anything-- slavery had to go, or the Union had to go, and Lincoln was going to make sure slavery went, and the Union stayed."


But now we are told "Lincoln didn't really give a shit" or even "Lincoln was at best a  bystander" and had no intention to end slavery.

Others say Lincoln was not against slavery.

Stunningly some insist Lincoln just "used" slavery as an issue to get political advantage -- a hilarious and stupid view, because it was actually dangerous to do what Lincoln did, to go where he did, and say what he did.  Lincoln  is lucky (see below)  that he was not killed sooner than he was.  His trip to Kansas in 1859 came after (remember that after) Southern leaders made it a crime to speak against slavery in Kansas.

As far as we know, no major US historian has seen fit to even mention -- in a clear way -- how amazing it was for Lincoln go to go Kansas and speak.  Nor have any even mentioned how Douglas taunted Lincoln and all but urged any violent man in the audience to attack Lincoln.

Despite the dangers,    Lincoln was a bad ass -- his full speeches are amazing, and powerful.  He used wit and humor effectively, or he probably would have been beaten like Sumner was.

And of course Lincoln was eventually killed.

You can take the out of context quotes if you want, ignore his full speeches, ignore his actions, and mostly, ignore what was going on --  and for some reason people love to do that.  

But given the full set of facts,  Lincoln's actions and full speeches, he was one of a kind. Sure others did speak against slavery -- but no one did as effectively as Lincoln, or go where he did when he did, debating the most powerful speaker of the day, who shouted to the crowds that Lincoln wants your daughters to "sleep with Niggers".

STILL KILLED 

And people were killed in Illinois and elsewhere for being "too much a Nigger lover". Our "historians" should tell us that candidly.

  The dead included Lovejoy, killed not far from one of the Lincoln Douglas debate sites years before.  Lincoln named Lovejoy's brother as Attorney General during the Civil War.   (It's possible that Stephen A Douglas's business partner, the one who got him to pass the Kansas Act, led the killers to kill Lovejoy. David Atchison, US Senator, led killers later into Kansas.  The method of killing and some of the actions by killers in Kansas led by Atchison, are the same used to kill Lovejoy)  

Stephen A Douglas - besides shouting that Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with "Niggers" made damn sure the public knew Lincoln was friends with Lovejoy.   Douglas had a history of pumping up the hatred, and then smiling as his political opponents were physically beaten, like Charles Sumner.

No one told you that Douglas was essentially urging violence upon Lincoln during the debates, but that is exactly what he was doing.  Lincoln had to be very careful how he answered Douglas's charges.


But you are never told any of this -- not one word -- in any US history book on the high school level, and as far as we know, none on the college level either. It's not some grand conspiracy to keep this from you, it's just stupidly repeating bullshit they got from others.

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WHAT ABOUT THE "BIG HISTORIANS"?? 

Even supposed "historians" like Eric Foner will insist stupidly that Lincoln "was nothing special about slavery."

Nothing special?

Who else did what Lincoln did, went where Lincoln did, and was as effective as Lincoln?   

Who else stood up to President Polk and called him out about killing to spread slavery?

Who else tried 40 times to stop the spread of slavery into the land stolen by the war against Mexico?

Who else did nothing but travel around the country after Kansas Act and warn of the plot (he called it "the machinery') to spread slavery to the rest of the USA?

Did you even know there was an effort, boasted about by Southern leaders at the time, to spread slavery to the rest of the US?  Very basic, but those speeches and documents (we show you) have always been available to anyone.  Why not refer to what the South boasted of -- and did. 

Lincoln sure knew, and Lincoln exposed it. 

We will go further into this later -- but oddly, almost bizarrely -- "historians" like Foner, Catton and McPherson do not even mention, or mention as if in passing,  Lincoln's stunningly powerful attacks against slavery 1846 on, including Lincoln's radical struggle against President Polk's effort to spread slavery by the Mexican war, literally stealing land by killing to facilitate the spread of slavery.

Mostly the "historians" seem to refuse to show how vile and violent Southern leaders were, killing to spread slavery and boasting of it.  And then vowing to keep killing until slavery "was spread to the Pacific".

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WHERE IS THE SPOT?

Specifically as Congressmen, Lincoln challenged Polk (or anyone) to show him the "spot" where Mexicans attacked the United States. The US was not attacked,  the US had created a fictional story of Mexicans attacking US soldiers as pretext for an invasion into Mexico and excuse to steal their land.

And Lincoln dared anyone to show him the spot.  Yes, the Mexicans did fight -- later, after the US attacked them.  The Mexican military was weak, and the US had little trouble winning that war. 




Lincoln essentially accused Polk of creating a war to spread slavery into more land. What's more, Lincoln was exactly right.

Lincoln could not stop the war to spread slavery  (Mexican War) though he tried -- but he did try to outlaw slavery into the land just stolen.  Forty times he tried that.  

Lincoln's  efforts were rejected. Obviously the US was not going to outlaw slavery in the land they (via slave power) just stole to spread slavery. 

Lincoln knew that, but tried anyway. If the US took the land because they were attacked, why then insist slavery could go into that land?  The obvious answer -- that's why they attacked Mexico in the first place, to spread slavery. 

Before he left Congress, then  tried to end slavery in District of Columbia.  Lincoln's "proposal for abolition in DC"  is below.

It's nearly certain most of you never heard of this, much less in context of Lincoln's  efforts to stop US from stealing lands to spread slavery from Mexico. 





By the way --Stephen A Douglas participated in beating a man nearly to death himself, bet you didn't know that?

And Stephen A Douglas told Charles Sumner, shortly before he was beaten on the Senate floor, that he should be "beaten like a dog
Remember that.


SHALL NOT DISCONTENT A SLAVE 




Jefferson Davis insisted slaves were "the most contented laborers on earth"  and only the lies about freedom caused them to not be happy laborers as God intended.

Did you know the basic spiel by Southern leaders was that GOD designed slavery, and slaves were happy with God's plan.   It was only the lies from the North, if the slaves would hear of them, that made slaves unhappy.

It was a matter of life and death, they said.  What if slaves learn that people claim slavery is evil?   They will "be discontented" -- seriously,  if slaves ever hear sermons or speeches against slavery, they will be "discontented."




Can't have slaves "discontented" now can we? 

 Never mind they were torturing slaves who dared tried to escape, and burning men to death who fought back against slavery.  It's a truism of human nature - when you torture, kill, oppress, enslave, you must must must justify it.  

So they justified it, and blamed anyone else for slaves being "disconnected".

Seriously,  Southern newspaper said Satan was "the first abolitionist".   Satan was against slavery. God was for it.  The Texas Declaration of Secession said if you were against slavery, you were against GOD.







Does that sound like someone who "didn't care" about slavery?

You can read entire books about Lincoln and not read anything about these amazing early efforts about our 16th President.   If Lincoln had died in 1850, his actions up to that point were amazing in his boldness to battle slavery, with clear goal to put slavery "on road to extinction".  Ironically Lincoln gets little credit for how stunning he was in his efforts to stop slavery, and get rid of it, early.


KANSAS ACT CHANGED EVERYTHING


Kansas Act, passed in 1854, changed everything because that and Dred Scott meant slavery would go everywhere, North South and West, or the USA would fall apart, and we would have a small US, surrounded in the West and South by a slave nation.

If the US failed -- if the "experiment" of the Declaration of Independence failed, Lincoln asserted that meant lasting damage, perhaps forever, that "government of the people, by the people" would vanish from the earth. 

If slave power could push slavery into Kansas and the West, when 90% of the citizens of Kansas voted against slavery (as they did) and if a few men could declare blacks are not human beings but property (as they did in Dred Scott) then there was little hope for mankind in the future.  

You may think that is hype of overstatement by Lincoln, but it was not.  Lincoln thought -- and spoke of, wrote about -- how toxic to mankind it would be to have Kansas Act and Dred Scott, then the violence by the South, push slavery west and North and destroy the Declaration of Independence as the South had done (The Declaration of Independence was effectively declared unconstitutional by the Dred Scott decision).

 Lincoln became more radical after 1850, not less, and he became more radical BECAUSE of the Dred Scott vile decision, and Kansas Act. 

  Yes he had to parse words at times -- but his full speeches were radical as hell, and his actions even more radical.

There was no other way to proceed, and Lincoln knew that. 

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You CAN find quotes -- about 10 of them -- that seem to justify Lincoln being reluctant to end slavery, or reluctant to push for equality of the races under the law. But to do that, you must ignore the 99.9% of his speeches and actions.   

The only historian who even mentions Douglas's "Nigger rants"

 No one comes close to Lincoln for his stunning effectiveness and drive to end slavery and establish equality of the races under the law.    The other candidates were either very willing to let the Confederacy rip the nation apart and spread slavery as they promised.    Lincoln knew that the South could not -- could not -- spread slavery unless they could destroy the Union.


Lincoln's fierce defense of the Union -- and he explained this dozens if not hundreds of times -- was all about stopping slavery. If the Union held, slavery ends now or in the future. It dies.  We will be "all one thing or all another".  All slave states or all free states -- because of Dred Scott decision and Kansas Act.

 Virtually every time Lincoln opened his mouth from 1857 on, he was expounding, one way or another, about how the US would be a slave nation or a free nation, one or the other.  WHen he said "A house divided shall not stand"    he was talking exactly about this -- read the entire damn speech, he made that very clear. 

And Lincoln was right.  We would be all free states, or all slave states.  See more about that, below. 
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LINCOLN DID "PARSE WORDS" AT TIMES

WHY ?
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WHY HE HAD TO DO SO...





Some slams against Lincoln are less goofy -- but untrue -- such as Lincoln "evolved" over time about slavery, as if he was not radically and passionately anti slavery.  In fact, every day of his life from 1846 on was spent on little else but ending slavery.

Lincoln's enemies, North and South, would be amazed today that anyone would call Lincoln anything but radical to end slavery.  In fact, his enemies hit him with that every time they possibly could, including to his face repeatedly, in newspapers and in books at the time.





Frederick Douglass explained that Lincoln was "bound" to obey public sentiment, and that compared to anyone else, Lincoln was "radical, swift, zealous and determined"  to end slavery and enforce equality of blacks and whites under the law.

Think of that... swift, radical, zealous and determined.  Douglass Oration about Lincoln  about Lincoln.







Davis promising to invade the North
and spread slavery there. 






Southern crowds cheered such speeches.   Did you know that?


Southern soldiers captured early in the war, who owned no slaves, were asked why are you fighting?   Do you know what one group of men said? 

Because the North was going to make our daughters "sleep with Niggers"

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Wants your daughters to sleep with "Niggers"?

Mr Lincoln "harps constantly on this subject of equality". 

WTF?    That's from the Lincoln Douglas debates, and it's not some "gotcha" quote.  Douglas explained, sometimes for hours, just how vile life would be if blacks were allowed equality.


Blacks would destroy the white race, make living in the US a nightmare.  Lincoln would  "Burn us to death slowly over an open fire"  is how one Southern leader put it.
 Is that what you want, that is what you will have with Mr Lincoln? 



Men like Douglas shouted (yes shouted) and Southern editors preachers and speakers shouted (yes shouted) this message to the public.

For years. Get that in your head.  For YEARS Southern leaders, Southern preachers, Southern editors pumped up the hate and fear of blacks, in order to advance the spread of slavery.  Just stopping the spread of slavery was going to "EXTERMINATE THE WHITE RACE".

Remember this -- it's new to you.  Just stopping the violent spread of slavery was going to "EXTERMINATE THE WHITE RACE".


Your daughters will "sleep with Niggers".   Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers, shouted Douglas. Yes, he shouted it.  It's a fucking shame, a travesty, we do not teach these ugly truths, because the ugly truth was what Lincoln faced.


THEN  -- after this tirade, by the best speakers of the day, Lincoln had to get  up and defend the black race, even after the SCOTUS officially ruled blacks were not human beings.  Really, not human beings.  No, Im not kidding -- NOT HUMAN BEINGS. 
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WANTS YOUR DAUGHTERS


TO SLEEP WITH

NIGGERS


Douglas (Stephen A Douglas)  not only said this repeatedly to crowds during the Lincoln Douglas debates (yes, he did)  Douglas actually ran from side to side of the debate platform in Charleston Illinois screaming it.

He yelled this into Lincoln's FACE.  Someone should have told you -- not just to show how vile Douglas was ( and he was) but to show how Lincoln lost that Senate race. Douglas was able to scare the shit out of white males.   He had enough convinced that "Niggers" would take their daughters.

This was not some throw away line -- the central message from Douglas to the people of Illinois was that Lincoln was a radical "Negro Worshiper" who would have your daughters sleep with "Niggers". 

That has been white washed --but it was the reality of the day. And then Lincoln had to get up to defend the black race, and argue for equality -- after, after, let me repeat this-- after, the SCOTUS had officially and specifically ordered (yes they did, read the decision) that blacks can not be seen as humans, but must be seen as property.




And do you know what Lincoln said? Hell no you don't.  Lincoln said those who "make mere merchandise" of the Negro, and "deny his humanity"  should be KICKED TO DEATH.

Lincoln was talking about the Supreme Court, and slave power.  Radical enough for you?

Kicked. To. Death.  That is what they deserved, Lincoln said in Peoria not long after Dred Scott decision came out.




Blacks will be "recognized" as property.  

Orders the federal government to PROTECT slavery.

Even in areas that  rejected slavery by 95% vote.

This is what the fuck was going on.  




Lincoln showing the absurdity and fraud of the Dred Scott decision
which would push slavery everywhere. He was right. 


Let me repeat that too. Lincoln said those who make merchandise of black men,and deny their humanity, should be KICKED TO DEATH.

This is how ugly it got -- because Lincoln was dealing with scum sucking pigs like Douglas and the SCOTUS.  Maybe it's time we learned, and taught, what the fuck was going on.  

Lincoln was not only going to have your daughters "sleep with Niggers"  he was going to have them walk down the street with your wife (unthinkable at the time)  serve on juries, and be able to vote.

This video does not show the ugly hate screamed out by Douglas -- and the same thing was going on all over.  

Still the video does show how Douglas (and many others) attacked Lincoln of being obsessed with equality for  "the Nigger" -- or as the screenplay writer changed it, "the Negro" 





Contrary to this, shouted Douglas, dozens of times, is the United States Supreme Court who ruled blacks can not be seen as human beings (not persons).  And in fact, MUST be seen, and treated, as property.

You probably never heard that the SCOTUS literally ordered -- ordered -- that blacks be seen not as human beings (not persons) but as property.


And further, the SCOTUS ordered- - literally ordered -- the federal government to protect slavery even in areas that had voted 95% against slavery.



Here are the words in the Court's order.  The United States "recognizes" blacks as propery  (not human beings)

In the same short sentence, the SCOTUS ordered the federal government to protect slavery.



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" I HAVE NO WARRANT TO END SLAVERY" 



Linclon claimed -- and was correct --that he had "no warrant" to end slavery.  There was no law against slavery, in fact the SCOTUS ordered (yes ordered) the federal government to protect slavery in the Dred Scott decision. 

Nor did Lincoln want a war to end slavery. As he said, there was no way to know if the North would win the war "without killing its children".   Lincoln hoped -- and said so over 50 times -- to stop the spread of slavery, and slavery would destroy itself by not being able to spread.

CANCER OF SLAVERY..

Lincoln compared slavery to a cancer. It had to grow, or die.  

Southern leaders said the same thing -- that slavery had to spread, or the white race will "be exterminated".   Both said the same thing from different frames of reference.

Lincoln did not have the public will to fight a war to spread slavery. He knew that most people did not give a damn about slavery -- certainly not enough to risk their lives to end it by force. 


His own personal feelings about slavery were extreme -- which you can tell by his actions from 1846 on, and his full speeches.  He said, for example, that slave owners deserved to be kicked to death.

Try to top that. Slave owners deserve to be kicked to death.

But as President, he did not have the public support or the stupidity to invade the South and try to force an end to slavery.   The South attacks -- in Kansas and elsewhere -- and their war ultimatums, forced Lincoln to respond to their violence. 

SO he did. 

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Lincoln also tried to stop President Polk from stealing land to spread slavery -- as you will see. He also tried to end slavery in 1846, in the District Of Columbia.

He also tried over 40 times to stop slavery from going into the land stolen (yes stolen) from Mexico by war.  I can't help it if no one told you USA stole land from Mexico by war -- Lincoln accused President Polk of that, and so did many others, including some Southern leaders themselves -- Henry Clay,  a Democrat in the South, accused Polk of the same thing, and rightly so, the USA really did concoct a deadly war, for slave owners, to spread slavery.


 was an "ignorant ape" who would "exterminate the white race"  and "torture us by slow fire to death"   by making the entire country of whites equal with "inferior beings".  

We will be exterminated, said Southern leaders, if we can not spread slavery. Never mind protecting it where it was, we must expand slavery or we will perish.



Warnings --

1) Under construction-

2) Crude language, because it's needed here.
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Stephen A Douglas did  not just say Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with "Niggers".  He shouted it, ran from side to side of the stage screaming it.



Newspapers at the time reported it.  Why the fuck have we taken out the violence and danger Lincoln faced -- and of course the slaves faced?   

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QUESTION:  Have we dared to teach, even 160 years later, the ugly  truth of what went on leading up to the Civil War.  And therefore, never taught what Lincoln actually faced?

Nigger lover?  Wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers?  Not by some nuts in the crowd, but by the most powerful speaker of the century -- Stephen A Douglas, to his face?



ANSWER:  We have yet to teach the ugly truth.

Even now, historians find  easier to speak in euphemism or bullshit. Sounds better. 

Omit that most whites at the time Lincoln ran for Senate hated and feared black men -- and were told by the powerful Trump like speakers of the day, to fear them.

Black men are going to take our white women -- the heart of the fear and mongering leading to Civil War, and brought up in every Lincoln -Douglas debate, and the "emotional knife" Douglas used to stab Lincoln not once, but hundreds of times, and in hundreds of ways.



Lincoln had to then get up and defend the black man -- who many people hated and feared.  Get  his full speeches, not edited BS, and you will see just how  radical he was.  

Get a few "torn asunder" comments -- as Frederick Douglass called them (out of context crap)  and you can make Lincoln appear as evil as you like to.

But as Douglass said, given all the facts, Lincoln was indeed, in action, and in effect, radical, zealous, swift, and determined.

If you know better than Frederick Douglass, who was there, please tell me the facts that show Douglass did not know what the hell he was talking about.

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 Historians even now do not tell of the ISIS like tortures, violence, burning to death, of people who fought against slavery.   Southern leaders had WHITES killed, and tortured too, for trying to resist the spread of slavery, as you will see.

Why not teach that?    Why not teach the speeches were Southern leaders promised unending killing and violence until slavery was spread even into all Northern states?

Jefferson Davis himself boasted of killing ("by force of our arms" = killing) to spread slavery into the entire North.  Why not show that, and all that portends? 

Why not show the War Ultimatums that slavery MUST be spread, and spread by violence if needed. 

 Lincoln, however, had to deal with the real issues  --  the killing sprees, the war ultimatums,  the "machinations" that would push slavery to all of the US, North and South, or die trying.

And Lincoln dealt with the ugly violent truth that is not taugh in any US text book, but only after Southern leaders not only killing to spread slavery, but boasted of their War Ultimatums, and boasted they would keep killing until slavery was spread to the North (yes the North) by force of Arms.

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Official  Southern documents actually make this very clear. Lincoln, by just being against the violent (yes violent) spread of slavery, was "torturing us to death slowly" 



Just allowing "Niggers" to walk down the street, on the same sidewalk as a white woman, was made to seem a terrifying invitation to the rape and murder of white women.



"Niggers" will be sleeping with your daughters  was not a side issue. It was the main issue -- the way Southern leaders (and Northern helpers) stirred up hate and fear.

Douglas just not just say Lincoln wants your daughters to "sleep with Niggers".   He ran from side to side of the stage screaming it, in Charleston Illinois -- and wisely so.

Douglas won that race, and would have won the Presidential race with the same approach, but two other candidates, also pro spread of slavery (like Douglas) ran, dividing the pro-slavery vote.

Southern leaders were pumping up the hate the exact same way -- Lincoln will make your daughters "sleep with Negroes" and this will destroy the white race.

Sleeping with "Niggers"  was the main "knife" as Lincoln called it, used to stab anyone who dared speak against slavery and the violent spread of it.









It was the central issue of the day, the raw nerve of the day. 





And Lincoln was vilified, North and South, for "wanting your daughter to sleep with Niggers... your wife will be with Niggers on the street".





People were still being killed, whipped, hung for daring to speak against slavery  --- even in Kansas, a Northern state.   And those were WHITE people who opposed slavery -- of course, blacks were treated much worse.


Did you know Southern leaders sent 800 men (mostly from Texas) to Kansas to kill and terrorize in 1856?    See Atchison's speech to these very men, below. 

A central them -- not "sorta"  not "kinda"  -- was the often repeated with great fanfare and volume, that Lincoln would make your daughters, North and South "sleep with Niggers".


That ugly truth never made it into any US history book, but we very much at the heart of everything leading up to the US Civil War.
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Did you know those men made it a crime to speak against slavery, publish anything anti slavery in Kansas (it was already a crime to do so in the South).

Did you know Lincoln went to Kansas after Southern leaders made it a crime to speak against slavery - and there spoke against slavery?


North and South it was the issue that mattered.



The Confederate soldiers were told that  -- Yanks would make your daughters marry "Niggers".

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WHY IS THIS NOT EVEN MENTIONED? 

How the hell have so many "historians" just whitewashed this basic and very real issue -- one that shaped not only Lincoln's actions, but shaped the entire nation?

Not one word -- not one - in any book by Eric Foner, Bruce Catton, or James McPherson on the relentless attacks on LIncoln for "being obsessed with equality for the Nigger,"  and all that portends.

Southern leaders pumped up the fear and hate of that black man (Nigger)  being with your white daughter. Why not mention that? It's not hard to find, Stephen A Douglas himself again and again cited this in his famous debates against Lincoln.

It was no secret, then.  But it might as well be a secret now. 

Lincoln had to say - hey hey hey, I never said I was for PERFECT equality, meaning marriage and sex between black men and white women. 



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Southern leaders and their lackeys in North regularly called anyone against slavery "Nigger lovers"  or "Nigger Worshippers".   


The term "black republican"  was more common than just writing "republican".   One Southern writer just wrote "Niggers = Republicans". 

And called for their DEATH.

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MOST CONTENTED LABORERS ON EARTH??

YEP.

Orwell much?

Slaves, insisted Jeff Davis, were "the most contented laborers on earth".   It was the evil "abolitionist"  causing slaves to be "dissatisfied".

Robert E Lee wrote that if "abolitionist" will stop their "evil course"  the slave owner would eventually be able to civilize the black race.  Learn about his torture of slave girls, from his own slave ledgers.  Pain, Lee wrote, was "necessary for their instruction"  and God knew and intended slaves "endure painful discipline"  which he paid others to carry out.

Meaning, he paid men to whip slave girls as he stood by screaming at the girls.  That was reported in newspapers then, and Lee validated those reports in his own hand written slave ledgers and letters.

Yet we teach Lee -- idiotically and fraudulently - as either not owning slaves, or being loved by his "servants".  Utter nonsense. 

From the 1830's on, Southern states made it a crime --punishable by whipping -- to publish or say things in public that would "dissatisfy a slave".

Orwellian much?

Let that sink in.  In fact, it was the "radical Negro Worshippers"  said Southern leaders, who "were against GOD"  that caused slaves to be "dissatisfied".

   Never mind that slaves never got near any abolitionist, and never heard these speakers, and were not allowed near newspapers.

Even whites in the South were punished -- including torture, hanging, drowning -- for owning the wrong book, or public comments and writings against slavery, or trying to vote against slavery.

I can't help it if your "history" teacher doesn't know or leaves out the original documents that prove all this, and was common knowledge then. 

You did not have to be pro slavery -- you just could not be anti -slavery. 

The country was told by leaders North and South that Lincoln was so "Nigger loving" and so "radical for equality"  that he was killing the white race, he would "exterminate the white race".

Exterminate.

The.

White. 


Race.


So then, after being called Nigger lover, after being described as "wanting your daughters to sleep with Niggers" -- Lincoln had to speak to crowds that fully or partly believed that crap. 

Unless you know that, you don't know shit about Lincoln or the civil war.

Lincoln would be amazed if he came back now, and people didn't know how much he was hated, and eventually killed, for being "a Nigger lover".

Leave a few facts out, and you destroy the basic truth of our past.  This is one such truth. 



Lincoln was "causing slave rebellion" in South by his "radical Nigger loving speeches"  according to a Texas newspaper at the time.

Never mind that it was illegal and virtually impossible for the slaves to learn any of Lincoln's speeches, or any news about him.

Never mind that Lincoln spoke very carefully, with no rancor, no bitterness.  In fact, Lincoln bent over backwards NOT to offend the violent Southern culture.   

SOUTHERN GOD OF SLAVERY 

'If you are against slavery, you are against God"

"God has silenced all opposition to slavery by his Holy Word" 

But Southern leaders took any comment that even questioned slavery as an assault on their manhood, their honor, and their GOD.

CRIME TO SPEAK OR WRITE AGAINST SLAVERY.

  In the South, it was a crime to even speak or preach against slavery, and preachers could be, and were, arrested and subjected to torture for simply owning the wrong book.  Did you know that, or not?  You need to know that, to make sense of Lincoln.

And people were killed and tortured even where Lincoln went, at the time.   No one told you that, did they?





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According to Southern documents -  at the time --  Lincoln's speeches were so extreme, they caused slave rebellions in the South.  

No, Lincoln's words did not cause slave rebellions -- as Texas newspapers screamed at the time.

But pumping hate for Lincoln,  and convincing the public that slavery had to spread (for GOD) or the white race was doomed, was how extreme Southern leaders were.  

Crowds in the South cheered-- according to newspapers entirely approving of it, when speakers said they were spreading slavery for God as "punishment" of the black race.

You are not told that Southern crowds cheered the speakers of the day, for claiming GOD not only wanted slavery, but wanted slavery in order to punish the black race.

Guess who knew that kind of horror? Lincoln knew.

Guess who else knew?  Frederick Douglas.

That is an ugly truth, but it is exactly what was going on.  Exactly what Lincoln faced. Exactly what the country faced.

Not sorta. Not kinda. Not in a way. 

When confronted with the cruelty of slavery,  Slave owners and their apologists had no choice -- claim it was from GOD. Claim Lincoln and anyone against slavery was against GOD.




Just speaking (remember this) just speaking or preaching publically  against slavery was a crime in the South. 

 Did  you know that?  In fact, in US Congress, before the Civil War, Southern leaders in Congress wanted folks arrested in the North, who dared publish books in the North, against slavery.

Not only did they arrest and torture people in the South for public speaking or preaching against slavery, they wanted anyone in the North arrested for it, too.

This is the mindset Lincoln was up against. 

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Too bad you are not told.  You should have been.

Entire books have been written about Lincoln being "reluctant" to free the slaves, or that he "didn't care"  and was "just your typical white supremacist" .

You can cherry pick from about 12 Lincoln quotes --"ripped from their full meaning"  as Frederick Douglass explained, to distort Lincoln.



LINCOLNS FULL ACTIONS AND WORDS...  why not tell us?

Get the full quotes -- in context.  Over and over -- and over, and over, and over, Lincoln spoke against slavery, spoke of the evils, of how it is a cancer and will either destroy the Union, or the Union will destroy it.

Yes, Lincoln cared about Union -- no shit.  And he cared about it, for the exact reason he said.  Keeping the Union together meant slavery dies.  Either slavery goes, or the Union goes.  

Slavery will either spread -- like a cancer, or be killed itself, Lincoln said.  And the only way to stop the spread of slavery in US, was to keep Union together.

So stupid people -- even many academics -- distort Lincoln's full speeches, and ignore the basic fact. Lincoln was so eager to keep Union together, because otherwise, Southern scum lunatics (yes, they were) were going to spread slavery to the rest of the US.

And Southern leaders boasted of that. Southern leaders boasted (see below) they would spread slavery to the rest of the USA, including the North. Yes, the North.



Davis made it very clear.

He will spread slavery to the entire West and North.

Makes a difference, when you know what Southern leaders boasted of, till they lost.  Davis was not the only Southern leader boasting out the ass about spreading slavery by force.   Too bad you were never told. 






  More than anything, get Lincoln's kick ass actions, 1846 on.  We show you some of that here.   

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Douglass was not fucking around.
Either was Lincoln.

We won't either. 

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WHY PEOPLE THEN HATED LINCOLN

FOR BEING RADICAL TO END SLAVERY


Lincoln was actually kicking slavery in the ass -- 1846 on. 


Actions matter -- ever hear of that?

Lincoln did speak against slavery, powerfully, thousands of times. Read the full speeches instead of out of context bullshit.



But his actions were even more amazing.  

Lincoln  first got attention for what he did, not the speeches, which came later.  In 1846.  Lincoln was powerfully challenging slavery with his words and actions in 1846.


In 1846 he stood up to President Polk for stealing land from Mexico -- starting a war to steal it- - so Southern leaders could spread slavery into the newly stolen land.

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ONE EXAMPLE LINCOLNS KICK ASS
BRAVERY -- KANSAS TRIP


Southern leaders -- from the South -- made it a crime to speak or write against slavery in Kansas.  You are not even told that "detail".

But what did Lincoln do, after Southern leaders (yes, Southern leaders)  made it a crime to speak or write against slavery ?

He fucking went to Kansas and spoke against slavery there.

   Did your "history" tell you that?  No.  Very likely, your history teacher didn't know. 

Lincoln's trip  to Kansas after Southern leaders made it a crime to speak against slavery in Kansas.   



Lincoln was a "traitor"  and Southern owned publications called for his death, and the death of anyone in Kansas who dared speak against slavery and not obey their law to "accept and respect" slavery. 







All that is whitewashed away now -- people are told some watered down bullshit about this book or that being "banned".  Wrong, dumb ass,  there was not a list of banned books.  Rather, anything could get you arrested and or tortured in the South on a given day.  Including this woman who was tortured in public for saying the wrong thing in Memphis, just before the Civil War.





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Where Lincoln stood for speech against slavery

After Southern leaders made it a crime to do so.

After Southern leaders made it a crime to do so.

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This is the basic failure of US "historians"  re the US Civil War.  They have whitewashed the vile and violent actions of Southern leaders, including tortures, hangings, and whippings of WHITES who dared speak against slavery.

Southern leaders said Lincoln was trying to "exterminate" the white race by being so radical. 






Not all newspapers repeated Douglas "Nigger rant"  that Lincoln "wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers" -- they were more politically correct, but the message was the same.

Lincoln will make your daughters be with "Niggers".


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SO WHEN LINCOLN GOT UP TO SPEAK,   HE WAS ACTUALLY IN DANGER, EVEN IN THE NORTH.

Others were beaten, arrested, hung, or tortured for saying things that Lincoln dared say, when he said it, where he said it. 


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Part of the problem with understanding Lincoln -- we have never taught how ISIS like Southern leaders were, like their boasting of torture and killing to spread slavery. You can't understand Lincoln, unless you understand  how crazy and violent SOuthern leaders were. 





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Lincoln stood up to President Polk and called him on creating a war against Mexico in order to double the size of slavery

Lincoln called Polk out on that. 

How many people know that?  Very basic, very pivotal fact.

Why not mention it, in a clear way.   You may seem this expressed is such weak ass language as "Lincoln had concerns about slavery in the newly acquired land"   What the fuck?

How about this -- Lincoln stood up to Polk, accused him of stealing land by killing, to spread slavery, and then fought against slavery going into that land, recently stolen.

Why not write things in a truthful, no bullshit way?

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Really -- how many people know?






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Lincoln was hated for all this -- all the speeches he made against slavery -- challenging Polk in the 1840's, pushing to stop US from stealing land to spread slavery, then trying to stop that land from being used for slavery.

So Lincoln was very well known as someone who was kicking slavery in the ass as hard as he could.    The public was not with him -- he lost the Senate race, in 1856 and 1858.  One reason -- he was "too radical"   and "obsessed with equality for the Niggers"  said Stephen A Douglas.

Virtually all of the South hated Lincoln, and many in the North.  They accused Lincoln of "not supporting the troops".

Sound familiar?   

But since you are not even taught that US stole that land, killed, invaded, and stolen that land,  it's not that surprising  you are not told that Lincoln stood up against it, and challenged the President on that. 

But -"historians"  should know, even if they can't figure a way to tell you.  And they sure as hell should not tell you Lincoln was "nothing special" about slavery, because he was kicking ass, and would kick a lot harder when he got public support to do so.

TO DEATH 


The spot in Kansas Lincoln spoke -- after Southern leaders
made it illegal to speak or write against slavery in Kansas.

Maybe your "history" teacher needs to learn before they teach something? 


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  Later, Douglas would essentially confess to John Palmer, that he had been conniving all this while, but claimed he was really trying to set up Jeff Davis to be violently attacked, not Lincoln.






To understand Lincoln, you have to get his actions, and his full speeches, in context.   Turns out, Lincoln's enemies were right -- he was radical as hell for the "Nigger equality" in speech and actions.

But- - you have to get Lincoln's FULL speech, not the edited bullshit selected to distort. 








SEE FOR YOURSELF

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Lincoln video -- taken nearly verbatim from debates. 

 This is from a 1939 movie -- it does not have the "Nigger" words, nor the taunting of Lincoln for being with a "Nigger" and a white woman in a carriage that day. That was whitewashed. 

The movie did not show Douglas running from side to side of the stage shouting Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with "Niggers".  But he sure did, as several newspapers reported at the time,

In fact the Quincy paper called it, as if it was a regular thing, the Douglas "Nigger rant".  




Douglas even claimed Lincoln was a "traitor" and a "revolutionary"  for saying blacks should be considered human beings -- persons -- for purpose of the Constitution.


The US Supreme Court, Douglas correctly pointed out, had just declared blacks can not be seen as people for purposes of the Constitution.  You are not told that, either.  Lincoln was a "dangerous" man fermenting a "civil war" for not respecting the Dred Scott decision -- a decision that literally ordered (yes ordered) that the federal government MUST protect slavery. Jefferson Davis and Stephen A Douglas insisted the federal government must protect slavery even in Kansas, which had rejected slavery by 95% vote.





Killing of Lincoln's friend - possibly burned to death in the NORTH   for publishing anti slavery newspaper. No one told you.


Douglas even mentioned Lovejoy's brother in the speeches -- he did that to INCREASE the hatred of Lincoln.   


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Essentially we are taught a watered down version of Jeff Davis's narrative of "state's rights"   and a "complex set of variables about agrarian vs industrial economies."

Bullshit. When you read SOUTHERN leaders own War Ultimatums, own speeches, own documents at the time, they focused on violence - - remember that -- violence, to spread slavery. I can't help it if your "history" teacher  tells you some other bullshit.   Southern leaders themselves were practically shouting from the rooftops, they will spread slavery North and West, and they would kill to do so.





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LINCOLN'S GENIUS 

Lincoln's genius was how to get the country to change their fear and hatred of blacks, at least enough to help fight the civil war. 


 In fact, while Lincoln did get the 13th Amendment passed in Congress -- it still had to go to the states.  Did you know that?  (Amazing, most people have no clue).

Do you know it was not at all certain the states would pass it! 

 But Lincoln's death -- yes his death -- created a huge tenderness of feeling for Lincoln, and played a major role in the state's ratifying it themselves.


"Public Sentiment Is Everything" said Lincoln in Ottowa Ill, one of the debates sites. 


LINCOLN "In this and like communities, public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.

Consequently he who molds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed

Lincoln could not just "pronounce" things as president.  Even Northern generals at the time said they would not fight if the war was about slavery.

So Lincoln spoke about Union. Wisely so. 

  • Lincoln was hated by people North and South for being a "Nigger lover"  or "Negro Worshiper"  
  • LIncoln had an amazing and powerful history of kicking slavery in the ass at every opportunity, long before he ran for President
  • Per Southern leaders, Lincoln was going to "exterminate the white race"  just by stopping the spread of slavery.  


  • Lincoln was going to "burn us to death slowly" just by stopping the spread of slavery into Kansas -- which already rejected slavery by 90%.











Davis was clear -- Kansas must not just allow slavery, but respect and protect slavery.  Clear too, about his logic -- blacks were not persons, and could not be seen as persons.


Did anyone ever tell you that?   Did anyone ever tell you the logic of Southern War Ultimatums, was that blacks are not human beings?  But by decree -- inferior beings.


NO ONE TOLD YOU WHAT THEY BRAGGED ABOUT.

COMES LINCOLN... 
Lincoln, however, said this over, and over.  Dred Scott was part of the ruse, to make blacks not human beings, but property.   He said that, over and over in one way or another.  
Was he wrong?   No -- Davis boasted of it. Lincoln and many people said this -- Dred Scott decision was to make    blacks into NOT HUMAN BEINGS.  

Davis said that -- but he was proud of it.

You can't just go around hanging and torturing, nor can you go around issuing war ultimatums (see below) without bringing God and survival into it.  So, Southern leaders did just that.

Stephen A Douglas regularly, and with great fanfare, great emphasis,  used the "Nigger will sleep with your daughter" argument, but you could not possibly know that, from any US text book.  Not one mentions it, much less show how powerful and violent the arguments were about this. 




In an informal quick survey (we are conducting a more systematic survey) of text books and major prize winning biographies of Lincoln, we found no US textbooks even mentioned that Lincoln was hated North and South for being a "radical" for equality for the "Nigger"  who wants your daughters to sleep with "Niggers".



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"You really don't know Lincoln, unless you know what ISIS like bastards he was up against.  US text books don't tell you about the religious lunatics, violent fucks, and sociopaths Lincoln had to defeat, to end slavery." 


Why would Northern papers call Lincoln a "Negro worshipper"?

Why would Stephen A Douglas, repeatedly, loudly, claim Lincoln was obsessed with equality for the "Nigger"  and wants your daughter to "sleep with Niggers"?


Why would Southern crowds cheer, and sometimes lynch or torture people, when told Lincoln was going to "exterminate" the white race by stopping the spread of slavery.
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NO SPREAD = WHITE RACE EXTERMINATED

Let me repeat that -- Lincoln, they said, was going to exterminate the white race, just by stopping the spread of slavery.

EXTERMINATE THE WHITE RACE.

Southern leaders claimed Lincoln -- and anyone else -- who even spoke against the SPREAD of slavery, was really out to destroy the South, and would exterminate the white race by this "Ungodly"   resistance to slavery.

OF GOD

Slavery was "OF GOD"  and to be against slavery, was to be against GOD himself, said the Texas official Declaration of secession.  

 Individual Southern leaders claimed they would like to see every Yankee dead, because of the "heretic belief that slavery is wrong."

The North, said Southern documents, was committing a "grave sin"  just to be against the SPREAD of slavery.

And no one ever fucking told you?

Yes, it's  hard to teach this, but imagine trying to live through it.  This is why Lincoln got a bullet in the brain.


To justify torture, rape, selling children -- all the vile things that make up slavery you are not told about, you had to defend it by extreme means - by claiming it was from GOD.

SO they did.

  Because GOD ordained slavery, and the white race will be destroyed- -your daughter will sleep with "Niggers" as Douglas said repeatedly.

NO one even mentioned this.This is the hysteria of the era -- pumped up by men like Jefferson Davis, Robert Toombs, Stephen A Douglas  and others, in the North.

WHAT IF YOU ASKED AN HISTORIAN ABOUT THIS?

Go on, ask a "historian" or even a  history teacher about this.  They won't know what you are talking about, first, because they get their information from books, not original sources -- from Southern speeches, Southern newspapers, Southern sermons, Southern documents, Southern declarations.

But they will still pretend they know all this, then say "Oh I never said it was not a factor, sure, it was a factor, but there is a multitude of factors....."

Blah blah blah.   Southern leaders THEMSELVES said why the killed and tortured.  Not me. Southern leaders themselves wrote their War Ultimatums, not me.   Southern leaders themselves boasted and promised to keep killing till slavery was spread. 

This is the kind of basic shit you never heard of, because Southern school boards sure as hell was not going to allow this in the national text books.   Texas was, and still is, the state most responsible for US text book printing, and due to the school boards there, editing.

 New York paper Making fun of Lincoln for his "worship" of the Negro.  Lincoln said blacks were equal to whites under the law, any black is equal to any white.  Go read the Lincoln Douglas full debates, not the edited bullshit.
One paper in New York suggested Lincoln should obey Southern War Ultimatums -- did you even know Southern leaders made specific  War Ultimatums?  

The War Ultimatums -- Kansas (already a free state by this time)  must respect and protect slavery. Not just accept it, but RESPECT slavery and PROTECT slavery.

Kansas was a free state by then.


So when Lincoln said slavery will spread everywhere -- or it will end -- he was not kidding.  Southern leaders said the same thing, before and after Lincoln gave House DIvided Speech.

See, facts matter.

No one mentions that, not in any US textbook.  So it's impossible to know what Lincoln actually faced, from those text books, which have been whitewashed since text books started, to the satisfaction of Southern state school boards, mostly Texas.

In fact it seems wacky, when you first hear that Southern leaders were killing and torturing, and boasting of it, to spread slavery into areas that were already free states. But that was well known at the time. Lincoln wrote and spoke about it, but oddly, that's not given any credence in US text books. Those kinds of things, Southern school boards would not allow in books.  Not ever. Not once. 







"LINCOLN OBSESSED WITH EQUALITY FOR THE NIGGER"
DOUGLAS DID NOT USE WORD NEGRO -- HE USED "NIGGER"  AND RAN FROM ONE END
OF THE STAGE YELLING IT. 

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But quotes won't do it -- you need context, and his full actions. 


 Springfield, Illinois
August 24, 1855
Dear Speed:

You know what a poor correspondent I am. Ever since I received your very agreeable letter of the 22nd. of May I have been intending to write you in answer to it. 

You suggest that in political action now, you and I would differ. I suppose we would; not quite as much, however, as you may think. You know I dislike slavery; and you fully admit the abstract wrong of it. So far there is no cause of difference. But you say that sooner than yield your legal right to the slave -- especially at the bidding of those who are not themselves interested, you would see the Union dissolved. I am not aware that any one is bidding you to yield that right; very certainly Iam not. I leave that matter entirely to yourself.

 I also acknowledge your rights and my obligations, under the constitution, in regard to your slaves. I confess I hate to see the poor creatures hunted down, and caught, and carried back to their stripes, and unrewarded toils; but I bite my lip and keep quiet. In 1841 you and I had together a tedious low-water trip, on a Steam Boat from Louisville to St. Louis. You may remember, as I well do, that from Louisville to the mouth of the Ohio, there were, on board, ten or a dozen slaves, shackled together with irons. That sight was a continued torment to me; and I see something like it every time I touch the Ohio, or any other slave-border. It is hardly fair for you to assume, that I have no interest in a thing which has, and continually exercises, the power of making me miserable. You ought rather to appreciate how much the great body of the Northern people do crucify their feelings, in order to maintain their loyalty to the Constitution and the Union.

I do oppose the extension of slavery, because my judgment and feelings so prompt me; and I am under no obligation to the contrary. If for this you and I must differ, differ we must.

 You say if you were President, you would send an army and hang the leaders of the Missouri outrages upon the Kansas elections; still, if Kansas fairly votes herself a slave state, she must be admitted, or the Union must be dissolved. 

But how if she votes herself a slave State unfairly -- that is, by the very means for which you say you would hang men? Must she still be admitted, or the Union be dissolved? 

That will be the phase of the question when it first becomes a practical one.

In your assumption that there may be a fair decision of the slavery question in Kansas, I plainly see you and I would differ about the Nebraska-law. I look upon that enactment not as a law, but as violence from the beginning. It was conceived in violence, passed in violence, is maintained in violence, and is being executed in violence. I say it was conceived in violence, because the destruction of the Missouri Compromise, under the circumstances, was nothing less than violence. It was passed in violence, because it could not have passed at all but for the votes of many members in violence of the known will of their constituents. 

It is maintained in violence because the elections since, clearly demand it's repeal, and this demand is openly disregarded. You say men ought to be hung for the way they are executing that law; and I say the way it is being executed is quite as good as any of its antecedents. ( ed. Meaning, this is the way slavery has always been spread) 

It (Kansas Act) is being executed in the precise way which was intended from the first; else why does no Nebraska man express astonishment or condemnation? Poor Reeder is the only public man who has been silly enough to believe that any thing like fairness was ever intended; and he has been bravely undeceived.


That Kansas will form a Slave Constitution, and, with it, will ask to be admitted into the Union, I take to be an already settled question; and so settled by the very means you so pointedly condemn.

 By every principle of law, ever held by any court, North or South, every negro taken to Kansas is free; yet, in utter disregard of this -- in the spirit of violence merely -- that beautiful Legislature gravely passes a law to hang men who shall venture to inform a negro of his legal rights. This is the substance, and real object of the law. If, like Haman, they should hang upon the gallows of their own building, I shall not be among the mourners for their fate.

In my humble sphere, I shall advocate the restoration of the Missouri Compromise, so long as Kansas remains a territory; and when, by all these foul means, it seeks to come into the Union as a Slave-state, I shall oppose it. I am very loth, in any case, to withhold my assent to the enjoyment of property acquired, or located, in good faith; but I do not admit that good faith, in taking a negro to Kansas, to be held in slavery, is a possibility with any man.

 Any man who has sense enough to be the controller of his own property, has too much sense to misunderstand the outrageous character of this whole Nebraska business.

But I digress. In my opposition to the admission of Kansas I shall have some company; but we may be beaten. If we are, I shall not, on that account, attempt to dissolve the Union.

On the contrary, if we succeed, there will be enough of us to take care of the Union. I think it probable, however, we shall be beaten.

 Standing as a unit among yourselves, you can, directly, and indirectly, bribe enough of our men to carry the day -- as you could on an open proposition to establish monarchy. Get hold of some man in the North, whose position and ability is such, that he can make the support of your measure -- whatever it may be -- a democratic party necessity, and the thing is done.

 Appropos [sic] of this, let me tell you an anecdote. Douglas introduced the Nebraska bill in January. In February afterwards, there was a call session of the Illinois Legislature. Of the one hundred members composing the two branches of that body, about seventy were democrats. These latter held a caucus, in which the Nebraska bill was talked of, if not formally discussed. It was thereby discovered that just three, and no more, were in favor of the measure.

 In a day of two Dougla's [sic] orders came on to have resolutions passed approving the bill; and they were passed by large majorities!!! 

The truth of this is vouched for by a bolting democratic member. The masses too, democratic as well as whig, were even, nearer unanimous [sic] against it; but as soon as the party necessity of supporting it, became apparent, the way the democracy began to see the wisdom and justice of it, was perfectly astonishing.



You say if Kansas fairly votes herself a free state, as a Christian you will rather rejoice at it. All decent slaveholders talk that way; and I do not doubt their candor. But they never vote that way.

 Although in a private letter, or conversation, you will express your preference that Kansas shall be free, you would vote for no man for Congress who would say the same thing publicly.

 No such man could be elected from any district in a slave-state. You think Stringfellow & Co. ought to be hung; and yet, at the next presidential election you will vote for the exact type and representative of Stringfellow. 


The slave-breeders and slave-traders, are a small, odious and detested class, among you; and yet in politics, they dictate the course of all of you, and are as completely your masters, as you are the master of your own negroes.

 You inquire where I now stand. That is a disputed point -- I think I am a whig; but others say there are no whigs, and that I am an abolitionist. When I was in Washington I voted for the Wilmot Proviso as good as forty times, and I never heard of any one attempting to unwhig me for that. I now do no more than oppose the extension of slavery.


I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor or degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes

" When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty -- to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocracy [sic].
Mary will probably pass a day to two in Louisville in October. My kindest regards to Mrs. Speed. On the leading subject of this letter, I have more of her sympathy that I have of yours. And yet let me say I am


Yours friend forever


A. Lincoln

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Every "history teacher" I ever met, insists they know the Lincoln Douglas debates well, and read them all.

  Not one of them seems to have a clue that Kansas Act was, as Lincoln said repeatedly, was a ruse, a violent effort, to spread slavery where it could not possibly go by an honest vote of the citizens.

Why don't most history teachers  know that?  No one told them. 


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NOT YOUR FAULT YOU DON'T KNOW
YOU WERE NEVER TOLD 

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1856  1856 1856

SOUTHERN



 WAR ULTIMATUMS

SENATOR DAVID RICE ATCHISON   
MADE IT CLEAR ..



. David Rice Atchison boasted of it.   He made his own war ultimatums, in his own speeches and writings.  We will kill until we have slavery to the Pacific.

Atchison even told his men, they would be "amply paid" and could keep anything they stole from the houses they looted.



CHOPPING WORDS ----


WTF?  Was Frederick Douglass stupid?   Did he not know about Lincoln's letter to Greeley at New York Times? (Yes, he knew, he ran it in his own paper).   See more about that famous letter, below...

Yes of course Douglass knew, and he knew the "full measure" of Lincoln, not the edited or out of context bullshit.

And more, Douglass knew what was going on at the time. 


Lincoln was called  "obsessed with equality for the Nigger" -- repeatedly, loudly, proudly, in public, to his face, by the most powerful speaker of that generation.   And no one ever bothered to tell you. 

Not in any text book. Not one text book. Let me repeat that, not one single text book in US, has ever made it clear, Lincoln was repeatedly, emphatically, to his face, charged again and again, with "obsession for equality for the Nigger".

But those text books will include partial quotes, out of context,  by Lincoln, to claim Lincoln didn't really care, or Lincoln was reluctant.


Bullshit -- Lincoln was reluctant, okay, reluctant to get his head smashed in, or a get a bullet to the brain, any sooner than he did. And such things did befall folks who, even in Illinois, were perceived as too radical for the "black man"  because the "black man" wanted to "sleep with, be with, your daughter".





Black men. Would take. Your wife. Your daughter.


Lincoln would "slowly burn us to death"  by not allowing the spread of slavery. That's right, very clear, just not allowing the spread of slavery -- was like burning us to death.

The open letters to the public by other Southern governers, much the same thing. Lincoln would destroy the WHITE RACE, just by not allowing us to spread slavery.


That was the big fear, and Southern leaders jumped up and down on that raw never. Lincoln was vile -- he was destroying the white race, don't believe him that he does not intend to force the South to give up slavery.  He will destroy us, just by trying to keep slavery out of the rest of the country.

Were you ever told? FUCK NO. 



Go on, go find any text book that mentions it, much less shows what a BFD that meme of Lincoln being obsessed with equality was, and the impact it had on how he stayed alive, and how he hoped to win elections despite the hateful physical attacks on others, including his friends, and the threats to him personally.

No one told you that, did they?.

And that was in the NORTH -- remember that.

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SOUTH OF COURSE, WAS EVEN WORSE, MORE VIOLENT THREATS - PROMISES

In the South, Lincoln was accused of destroying the white race.  Southern editors and leaders boasted that electing Lincoln -- or anyone against the spread -- yes spread -- of slavery was like an ACT OF WAR.

Did you ever see that in your history book. Electing anyone against the SPREAD of slavery was an act of war?   Think about that, think real hard. 

And they boasted of it, they did not admit it, they fucking boasted of it. And they were not bluffing. 


To understand those times, you either know, or you don't know,  how important it was that  Lincoln was regularly called "Nigger lover"  and "Negro Worshiper" by powerful people in the NORTH.  Not the South -- they were even worse.  

But in the NORTH, Lincoln was hated by the most powerful people in Washington, including US Senators Davis, Douglas, and David Rice Atchison, because he was"obsessed with equality for the Nigger".

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Even as early as 1890, "old timers" like one of the men who founded the GOP,   had to remind the public that at one time, abolitionist was a dirty word, on parr now with child molesters in some areas.  

Palmer also explained how vile and violent the south was.  Southern leaders used to brag -- before they lost the Civil War, that they would spread slavery anywhere they wanted, and Northern men would run away.   Jeff Davis himself said he could wipe up all the blood spilled in the South, if any way came because of the efforts to spread slavery.  He did not believe anyone would stand up to the manhood of the South, and he was nearly correct, until a man named John Brown proved them wrong, in Kansas,



A GROUP OF SURVIVORS 



FROM ATCHISON'S RAID INTO 1856  LAWRENCE
  1890



Why would they believe Lincoln was radical?

His own Illiniois newspapers called him "traitor" and for "Niggers".  People he knew for 20-30 years  called him "obsessed for Nigger equality".

Were they stupid?  Were they lying?

Hell no.

Lincoln, day after day, week after week, and from 1854 year after year, had done little else BUT go around Illinois and the country urging, pleading, begging, for equality for the black race.   

Lincoln also warned of the power of slave owners -- who were pushing slavery into not just all of the West and South, but would soon, unless stopped, make us "all one thing or another, all slave or all free. We can not endure half slave, half free.  A house divided against itself cannot stand" 

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Stephen A Douglas literally had a satchel, a kind of "briefcase" as we say now, with Lincoln's speeches, and in those speeches were Lincoln saying awful and terrible things to many in the North, very unpopular things -- like any black person is equal to any white person under the Declaration of Independence.

Like slave owners deserve to be "kicked to death".

Like we (the North) "will not let you"  destroy the Union to spread slavery.

Like slavery must die (end) or the Union will end.  One thing must go on, the other will end.  We will be all one thing or another.  
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ACTIONS EVEN LOUDER 


As radical as Lincoln's words were (when you take them in total and in context) Lincoln's actions were even more radical.

They knew Lincoln's actions -- like Lincoln exposing slave power for endless violence to spread slaver.  Like Lincoln being against the Mexican War because it was fermented and pushed by slave power to double the size of slave states (and he was right). 

Like LIncoln's amazing efforts to end slavery in District of Columbia in the 1840's.

Lincoln was well known -- and well hated - by many for being a "Nigger Worshiper"  and a "black Republican"  who would have your daughters "sleep with Niggers".

So those who tell you Lincoln was "slow"  or "reluctant" or "didn't really care"  either don't know the full story, or are lying.

They can only tell you such things if they omit (deliberately or otherwise)  the full set of facts.   As you will see, while Lincoln wisely parsed words at times, Lincoln was "kicking slavery in the  ass"  as fast as humanly possible - in a profoundly wise way.

" WORDS TORN ASUNDER"  

While some of Lincoln's words, "torn asunder from their full meaning"  as Frederick Douglass himself explained, seem to validate the misleading nonsense about Lincoln not caring about slavery, the clear fact remains,  when you know the full facts, that Lincoln was guilty as charged by his enemies.

His full speeches, his full letters, and mostly,  his kick ass actions showed Lincoln was "radical, swift, zealous, and determined"  to end inequality, as Frederick Douglas himself explained so wisely.

THOSE WHO ACTED MORE RADICALLY
ACTED STUPIDLY 

Yes, there were orators who were more extreme in talk -- they could not get elected dog catcher in most places, certainly not in Illinois.   In fact, people that radical in speech could end up attacked, and dead, as the facts show in both Illinois, Kansas, and the South.

This might come as a shock to some --but it would do Lincoln nor history any good if Lincoln was shot any sooner than he was.

According to Frederick Douglass, the ONLY white man who was in no way racist --who did not see color of skin, but the quality of their actions -- was John Brown.

John Brown tried to get Douglass to go with him to Harper's Ferry, and try to get slaves to revolt all over the South.

As John Brown explained- paraphrasing here -- that was dumb as hell.   It could not work.  In fact, the extreme and violent  backlash against blacks and against freedom even in the future,  was profoundly impacted.  Brown could hardly have helped the slave owners justify keeping slave,  if he had tried to.   The charge to spread slavery was that free blacks would "exterminate" the White Race".  

Lincoln was wise.  He had a difficult task -- to stay alive, for one thing, and to convince people that ending the spread of slavery was necessary.   The South had built "machinery"  to press slavery North and South, East and West, via Dred Scott and Kansas Act.

One must survive -- Union or Slavery.   We will be all one thing, or we will be all another.

And he was right. 

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1)  HAD TO GET ELECTED

2) HAD TO GET VOTES FROM PEOPLE WHO HATED AND FEARED BLACK MALES


Lincoln was exceedingly aware -- and said so -- that he had to get votes from people who would not walk across the street to end slavery.  Not because people (North or South) liked slavery.   But because the hate and fear mongering pushed for decades made white male voters react against anyone who was for "equality".

Equality meant --  per the hate and fear mongers -- that your daughter will sleep with "Niggers".   This was not something Douglas dreamed up.   This was the effective and common ploy used for 20 years, and used with increasing venom as slavery spread. 

CANCER SPREADING 

LINCOLN AS CANCER SURGEON?




Lincoln's first goal was, NECESSARILY, to stop the "cancer" of slavery as he called it.  Slavery had doubled, and doubled again, each time by violence.

Now, with the South at war in Kansas (yes, Southern leaders were literally at war in Kansas, and boasted of it)
the immediate problem for Lincoln was to stop that next growth.

As Lincoln knew -- and said repeatedly -- if slave power gets slavery into the Kansas and all the West, it is over.  Kansas was 95% against slavery, and if slavery got forced there, we would be "all slave or all free, all one thing or all another".



As Lincoln explained correctly  -- in his letters to friends  -- that slavery always grew by violence, always by violence against whites!   And now, with Southern leaders invading Kansas and killing there -- they were about to spread slavery to all of the US if they were successful.

We will be one thing -- all slave -- or we will be the other thing -- all free.  So Lincoln went like a laser against the spread of slavery into Kansas and beyond.   The South said the same thing -- they needed to spread slavery into Kansas and the West, or slavery was doomed.




The Kansas Act and Dred Scott decision were the "machinery"  used to push slavery to this extreme. 

Jefferson Davis repeatedly explain this -- even in writing. Because of Dred Scott and Kansas Act, Kansas citizens could not reject slavery,  in fact, the government there "must defend and protect slavery".    

Even if 95% of the citizens of Kansas thought and voted otherwise.





WHAT LINCOLN FACED

Lincoln was hated  --- hated--  in the North before he was hated in the South.   There is not one history teacher I ever met that has a clue why Lincoln was hated by so many  in the North, long before he ever became President.

He was hated for being "Negro Worshipper"  that would have your daughters sleep with "Niggers"  -- to be crude and blunt about it.  Lincoln was a "traitor"  just for speaking the truth about the Mexican War -- Lincoln correctly said (as did others)  that the Mexican War was pushed by slave power, manufactured by slave owners and their supporters in Congress in order to double the land for slavery.

And if you don't believe Lincoln -  even some Southern leaders like Henry Clay, a Democrat, and a slave owner -- said the same thing.  The Mexican War was done to expand slavery.  Just as not long later, the Kansas Act was done to spread slavery, too. 


MR LINCOLN 
WANTS

YOUR DAUGHTERS 

TO SLEEP WITH NIGGERS

THEN LINCOLN HAD TO SPEAK 


POLITICAL SUICIDE ANYONE?

It was political suicide -- and Douglas made Lincoln almost commit political suicide -- to admit blacks and whites should be equal under the law.

When Lincoln said "equal under the law"  Douglas would shout "Mr Lincoln  wants your daughters to marry niggers".


ANY SLAVE
IS EQUAL TO ANY WHITE

But you need to read Lincoln's full speech, not a sliver of it, not part of it, certainly not a deliberately distorted and incomplete speech. 

A slave woman MAY not be equal to in height -- he said. No kidding, he was one of the tallest men of his time and place.  The Negro  may not be equal in intelligence.  BUT IN THEIR NATURAL RIGHTS they are my equal and the equal of any man.

Lincoln even said slave owners should be kicked to death

Why do not not hear those quote? Or better yet, learn the whole thing.

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Douglas also -- over 10 times -- accused LIncoln of "Wanting your daughter to sleep with Niggers"   or other dangerous insults.  It was dangerous -- physically dangerous, not just political sui
Douglas  insisted -- in the most powerful terms available to him, that Lincoln is guilty of "Niggerism"    He wants your daughters to sleep with "Niggers" and wants your wife to  walk down the street with them.

Is this what you want?  

Now you have the full of it, Douglas would say.   You have Lincoln's position -- I have show it to you from his own words. Equality for the Negro. 

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ORIGINAL SOURCES 

Slave owners deserved to be kicked to death?

The lowest slave woman is equal to me or any white man


Your best place to get information about the Lincoln Douglas debates if from the debates themselves, as reported in the papers then,.    And the comments about them, by people on both sides of the issue.

ORIGINAL SOURCE FOR ONE DEBATE



There are some "historians" who give you such a white washed view of what Lincoln faced  that you are dumber after you read their book, that before.

Better to learn from original sources,  now that they are so easy to get.

LINCOLN THE MADMAN FOR EQUALITY 

He was hated -- and lost elections -- because he was "too radical for Nigger equality".   

People today stupidly believe Northern folks were all anti - slavery.   It's true most were not pro slavery -- even most people in the South were not pro slavery.  

But people today, and for the last 100 years, have failed to understand that hate and fear mongers ( Stephen A Douglas falls into that group, as did Jefferson Davis and David Rice Atchison)).  

Douglas pretty much made a career out of blasting Lincoln for being "obsessed with equality for Niggers".   Douglas used this term repeatedly -- and yelled it in Lincoln's face, and yelled it to the crowds.  Douglas ran from side to side of the stage  with various vile and ugly fear mongering -- a fact almost 100% ignored for the last 100 years.   

This was not just Douglas- - nor was it just in the North.  

Lincoln (or whoever it was running for office)  was a "Negro Worshipper"  and would "destroy the white race"   by having white women "sleep with Negro men".

This basic issue -- not just slavery itself --  shaped Lincoln's life, Douglas life, and the life of the nation from 1847 to 1865.

It is so ugly we do not teach it. How do you tell high school kids -- if the teacher even knew -- that Lincoln was hated for being for "Niggers sleeping with your daughters"   and that Southern leaders were boasting that they were spreading slavery for GOD, and boasted of killing to do so.

The actual blunt truth of what went on in USA from 1848 to 1865 is not a topic for the squeamish.  

HOW YOU GOT POWER 

Stephen Douglas knew how to win elections -- and in his life, the way to win was to accuse others (usually Lincoln) of being obsessed with "Nigger equality"   

Not just say it once or twice- - Douglas would spell out exactly what that meant.   Douglas painted a picture -- your daughter sleeping with "Niggers".   Your wife walking down the street with blacks. Your children in schools with blacks.  Negroes will be on your juries. Niggers will be voting and running for office.

Is that what you want?

No -- virtually NO ONE white wanted that.  So Douglas was smart politically to accuse Lincoln over 14 times that Lincoln was "obsessed with Nigger equality"  or other such attacks -- Douglas did it for a reason.

Most people would not walk across the street to help a slave -- even in the North.

And more -- Lincoln had a long history of being "obsessed with equality".  Stephen A Douglas could -- and did - cite chapter and verse of Lincoln's quotes  where Lincoln pleaded for equality for the blacks, and where Lincoln said any black is equal to any white person under the Declaration of Independence. 

Douglas, in other words, did not just make it up.  He actually carried a satchel in the debates and pulled out papers of Lincoln's quotes -- blasting Lincoln for being "obsessed" with equality. 

Douglas didn't just say this -- he ran side to side on the stage screaming it.   And it worked.  Douglas won the Senate race in 1858.  A newspaper at the time said 80% of the voters below Bloomington hated or feared Lincoln because of Douglas's very smart (politically) attack that Lincoln wanted your daughters to sleep with "Niggers".

Douglas used vivid images --your daughter -- sleep with Niggers -- Mr Lincoln WANTS that.


QUINCY PAPER CALLS FOR DEATH 

OF FRED DOUGLAS

People -- even in the North - could be killed for speaking against slavery, if they were "too radical for Niggers".

In fact, Quincy Illinois papers called for Frederick Douglass to be hung for just speaking against slavery in Kansas.  Just because he SPOKE against slavery, Quincy papers wanted him hung.

Lincoln had to get votes in Quincy.  He was lucky they didn't call for him (Lincoln) to get hung. Others  essentially DID call for Lincoln to be killed for his "radical Niggerism".






TALKING LIKE LINCOLN
GOT YOU KILLED



Lincoln's FULL SPEECHES were amazing -- powerful, and radical.  But you have to read the FULL speeches, in context, and know what was going on.

When Frederick Douglass said Lincoln was radical -- he was not being stupid.  He knew exactly what Lincoln faced -- and how radical Lincoln was.  

Lincoln first HAD TO GET ELECTED -- had to get votes in a state that made it a crime for blacks to even come there.

Did you know that?  It was a CRIME -- a CRIME -- for more blacks to even come to Illinois.    

Did you know this?  During Lincoln's time,  people were still being killed in Illinois for speaking or writing for equality.
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When Stephen Douglas debated Lincoln, Douglas was keenly aware most whites hated and or feared blacks being free to take white women.  Yes, they did.  And Douglas made sure he yelled this -- he screamed it -- he ran from side to side of the debate stage actually screaming it, according to newspapers at the time.

I can't help it you didn't know that. I can't help in 99% of "historians" never go into the hatred and violence toward Lincoln just because he dared to say blacks should be equal under the law.

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EQUAL UNDER THE LAW
THEIR NATURAL RIGHTS
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Lincoln insisted blacks WERE equal -- any black person, was his equal, and the equal of any white man, in their natural rights, in their rights under the law, according to the Declaration of Independence.


It was a law  in Kansas and most of the South that no one could speak publicly against slavery (another thing you are not told).  

But Frederick Douglas did go to Kansas and there spoke against slavery.

Quincy Illinois papers -- called for his death.

Let me repeat that -- Quincy Illinois papers called for his death.

Lincoln had to debate for equality in Quincy. 

Douglas did his "Nigger rants" in Quincy, too.   He accused Lincoln of wanting your daughter to sleep with "Niggers".    He told the folks Lincoln's "obsession with equality"  would mean "Niggers" would be on juries,  they will vote, they will "walk down the street with your wife"  and of course "Sleep with your daughters"

Why would Douglas "go there"?   Because Douglas knew the hate and fear people had in the North-- including Illinois, for "Niggers"  being free if slavery ended.  They did not necessarily support slavery -- but with the most powerful speakers of the day painting a lewd picture of "Your daughter sleeping with Niggers"   Douglas was going for the throat.  He was all but urging people to hate Lincoln to the point they might attack him, as others were attacked, and even killed, for such things.

Newspapers had called for Frederick Douglass's death.




DIRECTLY 



- FOR THE THROAT -

Stephen Douglas went directly to the throat -- accusing Lincoln of being "obsessed" for "Nigger rights"  and being with Frederick Douglass in a carriage with a white woman.

He even told the crowd about Lovejoy -- an abolitionist who had been killed in Alton (another debate site) and tied Lincoln to Lovejoy.   Douglas did that to smear Lincoln, not to praise him.

In fact, Douglas went after Lincoln before Douglas even got to the stage. Douglas would start pumping up the crowd with this kind of hate before he even got on stage.    Douglas already had his supporters cheering, and during the debates, they sometimes yelled "Down with Niggers".

No one ever told you that, did they? Not once. Not ever.  Yet it was as basic as it gets. Nothing was more basic.  Not to Lincoln, not to Douglas, and not the public.  

It's just been whitewashed from our "educational system." 


Not my fault no one told you.   


DOUGLAS PUT IT FRONT AND CENTER

See for yourself. Lincoln had to speak to the crowds in Quincy -- and other cities.   

Why did newspapers  call for Douglass's death?

They tell you why.  Douglass  spoke against slavery in Kansas.  And it was against the law in Kansas to speak against slavery in public (yes, it was, at that time).   So they called for his DEATH.

This is not even mentioned -- not even mentioned -- in any US text book.  

Why have "historians" like Foner, McPherson, Catton, Foote, and 100 others even mentioned this?  It was central -- the emotional center -- of Douglas's  campaign against Lincoln.   

Lincoln is "Negro Worshipper".  Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers.

Then Lincoln had to speak



If the "historians" and text book editors don't think this merits even mentioning it, why on earth did Stephen A Douglas think it was important enough to repeat it, in one crude way or another, in the Lincoln Douglas debates and other speeches?

Foner- - did not mention it.

McPherson -- did not mention it.

Bruce Catton - and thousand other "historians"  did not mention it.
They found time and space for things like army belt buckles.   And what size hat Lincoln wore.

But no time, to space, to mention Lincoln was accused of "wanting your daughters to sleep with Niggers" --- and how Lincoln was actually in physical danger (see below) if he answered stupidly?


Cherry picking -- omiting all the words, and simply distorting or not mentioning context --  you can make Lincoln appear any way you want..... including that he was radical and violent to fight the South and force them to free their slaves.   

Lincoln said plenty to indicate how radical he was -- for example shouting that slave owners should be kicked to death.

Yes, kicked to death. 

Kinda radical, right?

Like shouting that "we shant let you"  destroy the Union to spread slavery.

Like declaring either slavery dies or the Union dies, only one will survive.

Lincoln was SO radical in his statements that Southern leaders said he was "declaring war"  by saying slavery must end or the Union must end.

So get all the facts, not a few cherry picked deliberately to distort.

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NO SHIT  LINCOLN DID NOT WANT WAR


Lincoln did not want war -- a basic reason Lincoln was -- overall -- quite careful how he spoke, where he spoke. He could have done what Southern leaders did- - brag about going to war to stop slavery.  Southern leaders had (sorry no one told you this) boasted they went to war to spread slavery.

Lincoln again and again and again responded in ways to calm the situation as much as possible.  

For one thing, Lincoln nor anyone knew if enough whites would  actually fight at all to even keep Union together.  And LIncoln was pretty sure (correctly so) that most whites in the North would not fight to end slavery in the South.

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CREATED MACHINERY 

Again, and again, and again- - and again -- Lincoln explained at length, factually and with utter diplomacy and correct use of facts - how Southern leaders had created "machinery"  to spread slavery and now had done so in a way that would necessarily push slavery into all of the US.

All or nothing. We will be all one thing -- or all another.  All free, or all slave.

That looks absurd -- until you know Southern War Ultimatums and documents.   Yes, Southern leaders were killing to spread slavery, and did boast they would keep killing to spread slavery as God ordained. 

Jefferson Davis specifically issued very very clear "address to people of the North"  promising to "by force of arms"  invade the North and enslave blacks there.

I can't help it no one told you that either.  See below.

Lincoln knew, and wrote, spoke, about  how vile and violent slavery was, and how the clear intent of slave power was to spread it North and South - "nationalize" slavery as he called it.  And Lincoln's pledge to stop them by force if need be.

Lincoln said slavery was like a snake in bed with your children, and Lincoln explained in private , that he had to use words carefully to kill the snake, not not harm the children.

He would not do anything to force an end to slavery where it existed -- he could not, and he did not want to do that anyway.   It would not work.  He had "no warrant" to end slavery anywhere it existed, no legal right to do so, and no public sentiment to do so.

But he had every right, and would exercise that right, to stop the spread of slavery by constitutional means.   It was up to the South how they wanted to proceed.

Then they issued Southern War Ultimatums.

Or Lincoln saying slavery was a cancer, which would kill the Union.  One would die -- one would live.  Slavery would die or the Union would die.  He would not let the Union die.

Southern leaders -- and their man in the North, Douglas -- said that was  a declaration of war against the  South.  Lincoln's friends asked Lincoln to walk that back -- to clarify it so not to upset the Southern leaders and Northern Democrats.

Lincoln refused.  He was telling the truth - Southern leaders had promised to spread slavery North and South and West -- against the will of the people in those places (see below).  Lincoln was responding to the Southern leaders own promises of endless violence to spread slavery. 

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Next, Douglas would yell how Lincoln believed that the Declaration of Independence covered all men -- after our own Supreme Court has made that very clear -  blacks are not persons under the Constitution.   Mr Lincoln is a lawyer, and he should know, therefore, that the Supreme Court of this land has already ruled -- blacks are not persons, and are in no way equal to the white man.

Lincoln is preaching revolution.

"Lincoln is Fermenting war against the South" 

The Supreme Court had ruled exactly that -- blacks are not human persons, they are "of an inferior order"  and have no rights which a white man must honor.  Douglas told the crowds that Lincoln was "preaching revolution and war"   to say the Supreme Court was wrong in this matter. 




IF you read the Lincoln Douglas debates -- as they are presented in US text books -- it's nearly impossible to understand what the Lincoln Douglas debates were about, in blunt terms.

Douglas made the debates about Lincoln's radical obession for "Niggers"  and what life would be like for whites if Lincoln got his way.

The same goes for how the debates are presented by most historians,  such as McPherson, and Foner.   They never tell you Douglas was all but urging violence against Lincoln -- as he had against others, including Charles Sumner, who was later beaten on Senate floor, while Douglas sat near by laughing.

You are told none of that.

An exception is Allen Guelzo, who does cover -- to his credit -- Douglas screaming and running from side to side of the stage accusing Lincoln of "wanting your daughter to sleep with Niggers"

But Guelzo failed to make it clear this was not a one time bizarre episode, but the standard response, exaggerated for effect by Douglas. The fear of "our daughters"  sleeping with "Niggers"  was very much the crude and effective way slave power used to justify the spread of slavery. Not just the existence of slavery -- but the forced SPREAD of slavery 



Even Guelzo saves this for near the back of the book, and does not show the full story - like the crowd yelling in response to Douglas taunts "Down with Niggers". 

Even Guelzo does not show Douglas's "Nigger rants" in other settings, and how Douglas had a history of essentially urging violence upon his opponents (like Charles Sumner).

The point is, we simply have not taught the violence inducing and extreme hatred and fear mongering done regularly by those who sought power in the 1850s.  

Douglas yelling repeatedly -- running side to side of the stage  yelling it  "Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with Niggers"   was not some fluke, some one guy oddity.

This was the standard reply -  louder, and more crass yes, but Southern leaders had been saying Lincoln and the abolitionist will destroy the white race FOR A DECADE.

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DOUGLAS REFUSED -- AT FIRST

Stephen Douglas actually refused to have any part in all of this --until he himself was threatened with losing his power in Washington unless he backed Kansas Act and supported Atchison and Jefferson Davis (see below).

Once Douglas flipped, and pushed Kansas Act through Congress with David Rice Atchison, Douglas was locked into necessarily attacking anyone (especially Lincoln) who exposed the fraud of Kansas Act.   

And Lincoln exposed the fraud of Kansas Act in every speech he gave that lasted over five minutes.  In fact, Lincoln got into politics because David Rice Atchison and Stephen A Douglas passed the Kansas Act.  

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In fact, during the debates,  Stephen A Douglas began assaulting and taunting Lincoln with such things before he ever reached the stage.   No one tells you that.